Euro zone PMI for September confound forecasts

Euro zone's final services purchasing-managers' index (PMI) printed at 52.2 in September, which was just ahead of the 52.1 looked for by the market and the August reading of 52.1.

France's final services PMI came in at 53.3 for September, from 52.3 in August and versus an anticipated 54.1. Germany's was 50.9, which was ahead of the forecast and previous 50.6.

Italy's services PMI printed at 50.7 in September, which was below views for 52.1 and from 52.3 previously. Spain's came in at 54.7, from 56.0 and versus a forecast of 55.0.