Flash France manufacturing PMI rises to 44.4 in April from 44 in March and vs consensus of 44.3;...

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Flash France manufacturing PMI rises to 44.4 in April from 44 in March and vs consensus of 44.3; manufacturing output 44.2 vs 43.2 in March; services 44.1 vs 41.3 in March and consensus of 42; composite output 44.2 vs 41.9 in March. "Accelerated job shedding and an ongoing squeeze on output prices...highlight the pressures facing firms amid a tough economic backdrop," says Markit. (PR)