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Eurozone business growth hits 4-year high, boosted by Germany and France

Markit euro-area factory and services index rises to 54.1 in June from 53.6 in May

Markit's composite euro-area index of both manufacturing and services rose to the highest since May 2011. A gauge measuring factory activity rose to 52.5 from 52.2 in May, while the gauge of services increased to 54.4 from 53.8.


A EURO-AREA factory and services index unexpectedly rose to the highest in more than four years this month as growth gained momentum in Germany and France, the bloc's two largest economies.

Markit Economics said on Tuesday that its composite index increased to 54.1 from 53...

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