French economic activity outpaces that of Germany


French business activity has grown since January faster than that in Germany for the first time since 2012, according to IHS Markit's latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, which showed an overall rise in economic activity in the 19-nation eurozone to be on track for a quarterly growth of 0.6 percent.  

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The euro area’s unexpectedly upbeat economic data on Tuesday might have come with more than one positive message, reports The Irish Times.