Preliminary May manufacturing and services reports in Europe are coming in stronger than expected, but they're still signaling contraction.
According to economists surveyed by Bloomberg, the flash PMI was expected to improve to just 47.2.
While this is better than expected, any reading below 50 signals contraction.
Within the eurozone, France's flash PMI was unchanged at 44.3. The manufacturing subcomponent improved to a 9-month high of 45.5 from 44.4 in April.
Markets across Europe continue to be deep in the red.
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