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Eurozone PMI shows growth slows in Q4

Dec index for services and manufacturing rises to 51.4 from 51.1 in Nov, but falls short of preliminary data

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While a measure of German manufacturing and services activity unexpectedly rose for the first time in three months, the rate of expansion remained "lacklustre" compared with the momentum recorded earlier last year, Markit said.

Frankfurt

A GAUGE of euro-area services and manufacturing signalled economic growth slowed in the final quarter of 2014, supporting calls for more stimulus by the European Central Bank (ECB).

A Purchasing Managers' Index for both industries rose to 51.4 from 51.1 in November,