Passers-by walk on Marienplatz in front of the city hall of Munich. Germany’s PMI hit a decade high of 60.4, while France’s PMI inched up to 57.1. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Businesses across Europe are experiencing the largest increases in orders and activity for many years, creating growing supply shortages and driving u(...)

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Euro zone business activity returned to growth last month, underpinned by a record expansion in the manufacturing sector, according to a survey on Wed(...)

The majority of businesses surveyed reported a contraction in activity. Photograph: Yoan Volat/EPA

The sharp drop in euro zone business activity has deepened, according to a widely-watched survey of companies, in the latest evidence that tighter res(...)

A closed cafe in Berlin. Alongside their peers, Germany and France have reimposed tough lockdown measures. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The euro zone’s economic recovery stalled last month as a second wave of coronavirus cases and restrictions imposed to try and contain it whacked act(...)

A Berlin shopping mall this week. Services activity fell this month in Germany and France, the euro zone’s two largest economies, as the sector bore the brunt of new restrictions and of weak consumer confidence as job losses continued to rise. Photograph: EPA

Business activity in the euro zone has slid back into decline, according to a widely-watched survey, as rising coronavirus infections and tighter curb(...)

A lone biker at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. Services sentiment indices fell in Germany and France, the euro zone’s two largest economies. Photograph: iStock

Euro zone services activity declined in September according to a widely watched business sentiment survey, fuelling economists’ concerns that a resurg(...)

French cafés and restaurants have begun to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, helping boost business activity. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP

The downturn in European business activity slowed markedly in June as restrictions to contain the coronavirus crisis were eased, according to a closel(...)

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Euro zone business activity collapsed last month as attempts to contain the coronavirus pandemic pushed governments across the continent to shut down (...)

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Euro zone manufacturing activity collapsed last month as breaks in global supply chains caused by measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic crushed ou(...)

A deserted Brandenburg  Gate in Berlin.

Euro zone business activity has crumbled in March as the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across Europe and the world wreaks havoc and shops, restaurants(...)

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