The euro zone released the PMI manufacturing, services and composite advanced figures for December, where the manufacturing sector improved to 46.9 from the previous of 46.4, better than expectations of 46.0.

In addition, the PMI services showed that the services sector improved to 48.3 from the previous of 47.5, also better than the expected estimate of 47.0.

The PMI composite accordingly improved to 47.9 from the previous of 47.0, above expectations of 46.5.