- Eurozone manufacturing PMI climbed to two-year high of 50.3 in July (flash 50.1) from 48.8 in June, entering expansion territory for the first time since July 2011.
- PMIs rose in all nations except Spain, helped by rising export demand and stabilising domestic markets.
- The reading will hopefully "help the euro area exit recession," Markit says. (PR)
Eurozone factory activity expands for first time in two years
Aug 1 2013, 04:44 ET