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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's main stock index plunged over 22 percent as it reopened Monday after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since June to react to the country's latest economic crisis.
British manufacturing growth picked up in July but new orders grew at the slowest pace in nearly a year, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting the factory sector would continue to drag on overall economic growth. The Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose more than forecast in July to 51.9. The pace of growth of new orders slowed to 52.2, its lowest since September 2014, underscoring the challenge for policymakers to achieve more balanced long-term economic growth.