ROME, 02 NOV – The manufacturing PMI index measured by Ihs Markit in Italy in October rose to 61.1 points from 59.7 in September. The figure is higher than analysts’ estimates. This is the sixteenth consecutive month of growth and is the highest since June. As for orders, the index rose to 61.7 from 58.9 in September, expanding for the 11th consecutive month. (HANDLE).