Euro zone, manufacturing activity in modest growth at the beginning of 2019

Business activities are slightly expanding in the euro area at the beginning of the year: the contraction in new orders pushed growth to lows not seen since mid-2013, according to the Pmi survey. The preliminary composite index of purchasing directors by IHS Markit fell to 50.7, the lowest level since July 2013, from a final reading of December to 51.1. Continue reading on REUTERS