Workers prepare scaffolding at the construction site of the Berlin Fan Mile (Fanmeile) World Cup public viewing area near the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 2014 in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Euro-area manufacturing and services activity weakened in June amid a further slowdown in France’s economy, underscoring the fragility of the recovery(...)

French business activity slipped back into contraction in May after just two months of growth.Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Euro-area services output expanded at the strongest pace in almost three years, helping create jobs in a region suffering from low inflation, anemic g(...)

The Euro zone PMI data will come as a relief to the European Central Bank, which has so far shrugged off calls for extra stimulus. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro zone businesses had a solid start to the second quarter of the year with activity picking up at its fastest pace in almost three years, surveys (...)

Growth in the US services sector accelerated in March, an industry report showed today, though the pace of employment slackened for a third str(...)

The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB). A services report by Markit Economics supports the European Central Bank’s projection that the euro-area economy will return to full-year growth in 2014. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro-area services output remained close to the highest level since 2011 in March, signalling that the economic recovery in the 18-nation euro (...)

Growth among euro zone factories cooled as expected last month. Photo: Bloomberg

Growth among euro zone factories cooled as expected last month but with output again rising across the board the bloc’s economic recovery appe(...)

Euro zone businesses started 2014 in much better shape than expected according to new PMI data. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s private sector started 2014 in much better shape than expected, with stronger growth across the region marred only by a continued d(...)

US manufacturing output grew at its fastest pace in nine months, new data showed. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

US manufacturing rebounded this month after hitting a one-year low in October and output grew at its fastest pace in nine months, an industry report s(...)

European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The euro zone’s economic recovery lost a little momentum last month, according to surveys that showed only modest growth in German and French business(...)

Euro zone businesses had their best month in over two years in August as orders increased for the first time since mid-2011, a survey showed today, su(...)