France Markit March PMI flash reading 24 March

  • 52.2 prev
  • services 58.5 vs 56.1 exp vs 56.4 prev
  • composite 57.6 vs 55.8 exp vs 55.9 prev

Better than expected data helping to push up the euro across the board.

  • March's flash France PMI® data highlighted a ninth consecutive month of private sector growth in France. The Markit Flash France Composite Output Index, based on around 85% of normal monthly survey replies, registered 57.6, compared to February's reading of 55.9. The latest figure pointed to the sharpest rate of growth since May 2011.

German and EZ PMI to come before the top of the hour.

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