composite flash

composite flash

[kəm′päz·ət ′flash]
(geophysics)
A lightning discharge which is made up of a series of distinct lightning strokes with all strokes following the same or nearly the same channel, and with successive strokes occurring at intervals of about 0.05 second. Also known as multiple discharge.
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In Europe, the overall Eurozone composite flash for June came in at 54.8, versus expectations for a reading of 53.9, with services at 55 and manufacturing at 55.
On Friday, IHS Markit's composite flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the euro zone, seen as a good guide to overall economic health, is seen unchanged.
Markit's Composite Flash PMI for the eurozone, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, fell to 53.4 from 53.9, missing the 53.8 predicted in a Reuters poll.
February Composite Flash PMI released yesterday showed a deterioration in private sector sentiment in Germany (52.4 vs 54.4 in January), France (42.3 vs 42.7 in January) and the Eurozone (47.3 vs 48.6 in January).
Markit's Eurozone Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, jumped to a near four-year high of 54.1 from February's 53.3.
Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, rose to 53.5, its best since July, beating even the highest forecast in a Reuters poll of economists.
Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index for November, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, fell to 51.4, missing even the lowest forecast in a Reuters poll.
Markit's Eurozone Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies across the region and seen as a good indicator of growth, dipped to a nine-month low of 52.3, shy of expectations in a Reuters poll for no change from August's 52.5.