Bright Sparks for Euro Zone Factories


Another sign the tide is turning in Europe? New orders flooded in to euro zone factories in January, giving them their strongest month since mid-2011. And that's led them to take on staff for the first time in 2 years. Germany led the increase in Markit's business surveys, and there was also a pick-up in the periphery. It wasn't all good news globally - China's factory growth hit a six-month low in January, increasing worries of an economic slowdown.