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Further growth for eurozone economy

Published 13/05/2015 | 10:21

The eurozone economy has seen further growth in 2015
The eurozone economy has seen further growth in 2015

Official figures show that the eurozone economy grew at its fastest rate for nearly two years during the first three months of 2015.

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The 0.4% increase in economic output was up from the 0.3% recorded in the previous quarter, and was in line with expectations.

It matches the rate recorded when it emerged from its longest-ever recession in the second quarter of 2013.

Some in the 19-country eurozone will have hoped for even stronger growth as the currency union has enjoyed tail winds such as a fall in oil prices and the euro - as well as the launch of the European Central Bank's 1.1 trillion-euro (£785bn) monetary stimulus.

The overall figure also masks disappointments such as Greece's return to recession.

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