Activity in China's manufacturing sector grew more than expected in November, with the official Purchasing Managers' Index rising to 51.7, buoyed by a government infrastructure building spree.
The eurozone also posted a strong figure, with IHS Markit's final manufacturing PMI registering 53.7, in-line with an earlier flash estimate.
British manufacturing growth cooled, however, as soaring costs caused by sterling's slump led the U.K. number to fall from 54.2 to 53.4 in November.
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