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Eurozone factory activity at 6-year high on weak euro: Markit

Survey also showed new export orders sub-index rose to highest since April 2011

A Mercedes Benz production line in Germany. Renewed optimism about the region's outlook has been buoyed by a weak euro, which makes the currency bloc's exports relatively cheap on world markets.


THE upturn in eurozone factory activity accelerated in February to the fastest rate in nearly six years, according to a business survey on Wednesday that also showed a weaker euro boosted demand for exports.

IHS Markit's final manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for

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