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Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone

Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone

A pro-EU protester holds an European Union flag during a rally calling on the government to clinch a deal with its worldwide creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015.

Markit's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which tracks the manufacturing and services activity that accounts for more than two-thirds of the economy, fell to 56.3 from 57.1 in March, which was a 70-month high.

"Price pressures, meanwhile, remained among the strongest seen over the past six years", it added.

This beats the 0.4% predicted in a Reuters poll released on Thursday, which had already given cause for optimism.

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IHS Markit said the 19-nation eurozone economy was doing well on all fronts.

"April's rise in the euro zone composite PMI adds to evidence that the economy is performing well".

A pair of surveys of American businesses fell to seven-month lows in April, suggesting a setback for the USA economy at the start of the second quarter. The former once again recorded the faster pace of expansion.

Although no major survey sees her winning, far right and anti-European Union leader Marine Le Pen is polling strongly.

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There was more good news for the Euro-Zone economy Friday morning with the Euro-Zone PMI hitting a fresh six-year high in April to signal a strong start to second quarter in the Euro area. Up from 56.4 in March, it is the highest reading since April 2011.

The US economy softened at the start of the year, with levels of output in both the manufacturing and services sectors dipping to seven-month lows, the results of a survey showed, but economists believed there were good reasons to expect a rebound going forward. The employment index held steady at 54.4, its highest since November 2007.

Future output, which gauges what factories think they will produce, rose to 66.9 from 66.6.

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