Euro-zone services sector returns to growth for the first time in 16 months, with Markit's PMI...

|By:, SA News Editor

Euro-zone services sector returns to growth for the first time in 16 months, with Markit's PMI index (.pdf) climbing to a surprisingly strong 50.9 (consensus: 50.6) from 49.9 in August. France's growth was most pronounced, climbing to 52.2 from 49.3. Business sentiment regarding activity in one year’s time hit a 44-month high.