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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Europe recovery

Finally.  After a series of blunders by European policy-makers, Europe finally starts to recover.   Industrial production (IP) is now positive year on year.  And the rising PMI suggest that this will continue.

Mind you, the level of output is still a loooong way below its previous peak.

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