Shares, euro sag after euro zone PMIs disappoint

April 23, 2015 8:36 AM

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Shares, euro sag after euro zone PMIs disappoint

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares weathered soft readings on Chinese and Japanese manufacturing on Thursday that merely drove expectations of more policy stimulus there, though lacklustre euro zone data was less well received.

European stock markets opened higher, spurred by multi-year highs in Asia, but the mood soured after sluggish euro zone and German purchasing manager data followed another dire set of numbers from France.

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