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In third straight month of decline, industrial turnover falls 4.9 pct in May

ATHENS | Via Macropolis | The Turnover Index in Industry continued heading south for the third successive month dropping by 4.9 percent in May from a revised -10.5 percent in April, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The May performance indicates the ninth negative reading in the past 17 months, while four months showed a double-digit drop over this period.


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Euro zone PMI in April at mid-2009 levels

The Purchasing Managers Index provides one of the most reliable hints about a country’s GDP behaviour, so isn’t difficult to agree with all observers that April’s relapse in PMI figures in the euro zone spell loss of momentum in industrial activity. The data are at the lowest level since mid-2009. With no signs of acceleration of the indicators of activity and with early sentiment indexes’ falling in the second quarter of 2012, the risk of the…