Eurozone manufacturing expands in 17-month first

Manufacturing activity in the 16-nation eurozone expanded in October for the first time since May 2008, a widely-watched index released on Monday showed.

Eurozone economy contracted only 0.1% in Q2

The recession in the 16 countries that use the euro eased substantially between April and June after unexpected growth in Germany and France, the euro zone`s two largest economies, official figures showed Thursday.