"That said, the overall performance of the service sector remained weaker than the long-run growth trend", Dodhia said.
However, the Nikkei Composite Output Index fell to 52.5 in January from 53 in December, reflecting the muted growth in manufacturing activities.
Monday's data completes a hat-trick of worse than forecast PMI surveys for the three major sectors of the British economy.
GETTYThe index from IHS Markit was expected to inch higher from 54.2 to 54.3, but instead dropped to 53.
Recent strong economic data boosted hopes that the Bank of England (BoE) would be pressured into raising interest rates again in the near-term, but this month's trio of below-forecast PMIs has derailed upbeat hopes for the United Kingdom economy and softened the chances of interest rate hikes this year.
The poor reading from the service sector follows equally disappointing results at the end of last week from the manufacturing and construction indices and suggests overall that the United Kingdom economy entered 2018 on a weak footing.
But Zhong Zhengsheng, director of macroeconomic analysis at CEBM Group, a subsidiary of Caixin Insight Group, suggested that downside risks remain due to signs of moderating demand for manufactured products and rising costs that weigh on service companies.
He added that the latest readings were consistent, on historical patterns, with GDP slowing to 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, down from the official estimate of 0.5 per cent growth in the final quarter of 2017.
Of the new work that businesses were able to attract in January, growth was chalked up to 'successful marketing campaigns, ' greater market shares and new services offerings.
He said: "The data should prompt investors to reassess their view that the chance of the Bank raising interest rates again as soon as May is as high as 50%". Business confidence rises to the levels of March 2017.
According to the message, 74 terrorists have been eliminated today and Operation Olive Branch is being successfully carried out. On Friday, at least two people were reportedly killed and 19 injured in attacks on Turkish towns near the border with Syria.
Brunel could entrust the key position of fly-half to a 19-year-old in Matthieu Jalibert , having coached the teenager at Bordeaux. Davies is also an Olympics Sevens silver-medallist, so if these two are selected, there will be plenty of skills on show.
The storm will hit Minneapolis with snow on Saturday, but skies should clear by Sunday, when the city will host the Super Bowl. The safety measures were adapted after Mayor DeBlasio dropped Charlotte - a female groundhog standing in as Chuck - in 2014.
Apple had a net margin of 21.13% and a return on equity of 37.84%. "The smartphone industry overall is maturing". Private Vista LLC acquired a new position in Apple in the second quarter valued at approximately $122,000.
Morocco continued to dominate and were rewarded for their perseverance with the opening goal on the stroke of half time. The Super Eagles held their lead thanks to a combination of resolute defending and lacklustre approach play from Sudan.
He did a lot of work by himself which has been well publicised. "He has some real ability and has a great attitude to go with it". Jones said: "We've had two really good training weeks and we feel this is the 23 that can start the tournament with a bang".
Chaos erupted shortly after the starting bell in an elective class, made up of students from different grades. He's in stable condition and expected to fully recover. "I hope they're OK". "??Someone chose to bring a gun".
But you can not do this. "This is letting him have his power over us". "She (the victim) will come out and tell you this". Update , 2/2/18, 1:15 p.m.: Margraves appeared in court again this afternoon, this time to apologize to the judge .
Pentagon updates United States nuclear posture review
China "has always kept its own nuclear forces at the minimum level required by national security", Mr Ren said. Zarif said the new policy was "in violation" of the worldwide Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh get hitched
The 31-year-old model and actress, who is pregnant with her first child , was not in the room at the time of the incident. Clearly I had to do some work on myself first, ' the Full House alum told People in December.
Kylie Jenner announces birth of 'healthy,' 'beautiful' girl
These are the five best moments from the clip. "She may be young, but she's very maternal and has lots of practice with babies! ". The video marks Chicago's first video appearance as Jenner cradles the newborn in her arms. "I think it's cute", Jenner replies.
What's so special about a Super Bowl game ball?
For example, a YouTube video of the best Super Bowl commercials from past year has over 7 million views. But the true test is whether visitors will come back to the cold without the Bowl.