Eurozone industry dips

Industrial production in the Eurozone area fell by 0.1 per cent in December, according to official statistics. Economists blamed the decline in the 16 countries that use the single currency on heavy snow during the month, which was particularly bad in Euro-powerhouse Germany. The figure, which follows strong increases in the previous two months, is unlikely to have any major affect on today’s Eurozone growth figures, according to economists.