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  • EU GDP (YoY) (Q3)  1.2% vs expected  1.1% previous 1.1%.
  • EU   GDP (QoQ) (Q3)  0.2% vs expected  0.2% previous 0.2%.

After hearing earlier in the session that Germany has avoided a recession the has been some more good news for the Eurozone.

The Euro area has been suffering from a sharp slowdown for some time prompting the ECB to kickstart asset purchasing once again.

Today’s readings show that the quarterly reading matched expectation to grow 0.2% in Q3 but the yearly figure showed a small rise of 0.1%.

The number of employed persons also increased by 0.1% in both the euro area and the EU28 in the third quarter of 2019, compared with the previous quarter. In the second quarter of 2019, employment levels had grown by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28, according to Eurostat.