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Newsflash from America: The factory sector of New York state has weakened this month, adding to a recent run of disappointing US data.

The Empire State manufacturing index has dropped to minus 1, from 5.2 in April, dashing hopes of a rise to 7.0.

Empire Manufacturing (May) continues the recent trend of softening US data… first negative print since October 2016 pic.twitter.com/8v91MMQneY

New Orders, -4.4 pic.twitter.com/vQ6vWg20LE

The US stock market is tipped to rise slightly when trading begins, in 80 minutes.

US Opening Calls:#DOW 20928 +0.17%#SPX 2394 +0.14%#NASDAQ 5687 +0.01%#IGOpeningCall

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