Bright readings for the euro zone were complimented by surveys out of Germany and France, the region’s two largest economies, which showed both factories and services firms grew much more quickly than expected.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Euro zone private businesses expanded at their fastest pace in four years this month, a survey showed on Tuesday, providing the clearest signs yet of (...)

March saw the sharpest increase in new export orders in manufacturing since April 2014. Photograph: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

Manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated faster than previously thought last month, adding to signs the region’s economy is recovering,(...)

Worker assembles new Porsche 911 sports car at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Euro-area business activity expanded faster than economists forecast this month, signaling that a fragile recovery in the 19-nation region is becoming(...)

Markit said the surveys pointed to first quarter GDP growth of 0.3 percent, the same as at the tail-end of 2014

Price cutting and a weaker currency helped euro zone business activity accelerate in February, according to surveys published just before the European(...)

An employee packages vinyl albums as another pushes a dolly holding a pallet full of completed and packaged records, ready for shipment, at the Optimal record plant   in Roebel, Germany. Photoraph: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

The euro zone private sector has expanded at the fastest pace in seven months this month led by rising new orders, surveys showed on Friday, but firms(...)

The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, euro zone business growth remaining weak, and emerg(...)

Further price cutting, together with signs of economic performance deteriorating in the core countries, will concern the European Central Bank which is battling to reinvigorate the economy and drive up dangerously low inflation

Heavy discounting failed to stop euro zone business activity growing less than thought last month, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the econo(...)

Euro zone manufacturing growth stalled in November and new orders fell at the fastest pace in 19 months despite heavy price cutting, painting a bleak (...)

A PMI covering the dominant service industry also missed all predictions in the poll by falling to 51.3

Euro zone business growth has been weaker than any forecaster expected this month and new orders have fallen for the first time in more than a year de(...)

A worker welds in a factory in Gravellona Lomellina, 45km southwest of Milan

Euro zone business growth picked up less than expected in October despite much deeper price cutting, according to business surveys on Wednesday that g(...)