Euro zone manufacturing activity accelerates in September as demand picks up - PMI
Manufacturing activity in the euro zone picked up last month as demand increased from both within and outside the currency bloc, driving factories to increase headcount, a survey showed on Monday.
However, the upturn remained uneven and was centred on Germany and its neighbours. Growth was far weaker than earlier
in the year in Spain, Italy and Ireland, while manufacturing in France continued to decline.
Markit's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for the bloc rose to 52.6 in September from 51.7 in August, unchanged
from a flash estimate. An index measuring output also held above the... read more