German flash manufacturing PMI has slipped to 51.3 in September from 51.8 in August and missed consensus for a rise to 52.2.
Services PMI climbed to 54.4 from 52.8 and topped expectations of 53.1.
Manufacturing output dropped to 52.7 from 54.8 in August.
Composite Output edged up to 53.8 from 53.5.
Underlying business conditions are...improving at a solid clip, while the rebound in staff recruitment highlights greater confidence about upcoming workloads," Markit writes. "Expectations are particularly buoyant for demand within the domestic-focused service sector over the months ahead.
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