Markit group's January Eurozone composite purchasing managers index was 50.9, steady with last month's figure, but slightly lagging the 51.2 expected by analysts. The January manufacturing sector PMI was 47.8 up from 46.3 in December; the service sector PMI in January was 52.2 down from 52.8 in December.

Markit group's January Eurozone composite purchasing managers index was 50.9, steady with last month's figure, but slightly lagging the 51.2 expected by analysts.  The January manufacturing sector PMI was 47.8 up from 46.3 in December; the service sector PMI in January was 52.2 down from 52.8 in December.