Gold slips further from two-month high but stays above
European shares fell on Monday after eurozone business activity data showed growth slowing, with
Brent crude oil prices topped
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 stocks index fell 0.3 per cent, although it held close to Friday's six-and-a-half year high.
"The market doesn't like at all the French PMIs, and the German data is also disappointing. It eclipses the upbeat Chinese data from overnight and it's a reminder that the latest ECB measures are not magic,"
"The overall picture is one of fairly sluggish growth as opposed to any rip-roaring acceleration,"
Earlier, the corresponding number for
The euro inched lower after the German data and was last down 0.2 per cent on the day at
"The PMI surveys say roughly the same thing as Draghi's comments over the weekend: policy will stay very accommodative in
"This month's improvement is consistent with data suggesting that the authorities' mini-stimulus is filtering through to the real economy," said
The Australian dollar, which closely tracks the economy of
The dollar slipped 0.2 per cent to
Brent crude oil last stood at
"Oil prices remain a risk. Brent has been trading above
Gold slipped further from a two-month high, though safe-haven demand related to
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