Manufacturing and jobs are picking up in the eurozone thanks to the weaker euro, according to a closely-watched survey.
Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.
The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.
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Productivity, or output per hour worked, fell again in the last three months of the year. That is sobering after Tuesday's better news on economic growth and living standards