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Dreadful start to Q2 for EZ private sector – Markit

Key points for April: ƒFinal Eurozone Composite Output Index: 46.7 (Flash 47.4, March 49.1) Final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index: 46.9 (Flash 47.9, March 49.2) ƒContractions seen in France, Italy and Spain, while Germany slips closer to stagnation At 46.7 in April, down from 49.1 in March, the Markit Eurozone PMI ® Composite Output Index signalled the fastest rate…

US groups add fewest jobs in seven months – FT.com

The US private sector added the fewest amount of jobs since September 2011, raising worries over Friday’s closely watched non-farm payrolls report. Data from ADP, the payroll processor, showed that the private sector added 119,000 jobs in April, below expectations of 183,000 new positions. via US groups add fewest jobs in seven months – FT.com.