Here comes flash PMI ...

The flash reading on manufacturing activity in the US is set for release from Markit Economics at 9:45 am ET.

Expectations are for the index to show activity is still expanding, with the index expected to measure a 53.6, down from 53.9 in January.

We’ll be back with the live numbers when they hit.

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