The purchasing managers' index for the Eurozone service sector rose to 43.8 in April from 40.9 recorded in March and from a flash reading of 43.1, reports said data released by the Markit Economics. Economists had expected the index to match the flash estimate. A PMI reading below 50 suggests contraction in the sector.
The composite index, which include the manufacturing PMI and the service sector PMI stood at 41.1, up from 40.5 initially estimated and the previous month's 43.1.
In separate releases, the Markit Economics reportedly said the German service sector PMI climbed to 43.8, better than the flash estimate of 43.5.
The gauge for France's service sector stood at 46.5 in April, well above the previous month's reading of 43.6 and the measure for Italy logged 42.
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