A worker on the assembly line for the new Audi TT. Photo: Retuers/Laszlo Balogh

IHS Markit’s Eurozone Manufacturing PMI rose to 56.7 in April from 56.2 the month prior, as the region’s economy benefits from a weak euro, while political concerns subside, reports Bloomberg.

“Companies are benefiting from the historically weak euro, improved growth in key export markets, rising domestic demand and ongoing central-bank stimulus including record-low interest rates,” Bloomberg quoted Chris Williamson of IHS Markit as saying. He added that “optimism about the year ahead, meanwhile, appears unaffected by political worries.