LONDON | French protests weighed on eurozone economy in December

4Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

LONDON—Jan 04, 2019—A closely watched survey is showing that the protests that brought much of France to a standstill in December weighed on economic activity across the 19-country eurozone, with growth at its slowest in more than four years.

Financial information company IHS Markit said Friday that its composite purchasing managers index — a broad gauge of economic activity across the manufacturing and services sector — declined to 51.1 in December from 52.7 the previous month.

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