Growing at fastest-rate in 6 months, survey finds eurozone started 2015 stronger than thought

February 4, 2015 8:30 AM

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LONDON – A closely watched survey is indicating that the 19-country eurozone economy started 2015 on a far more solid footing than previously thought.

Financial information company Markit says its purchasing managers' index, a gauge of business activity, rose to a six-month high of 52.6 in January from the previous month's 51.4. January's outcome was better than the initial estimate of 52.2. Anything above 50 indicates expansion.

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