Further evidence has emerged to suggest the 18-country eurozone is more likely to sink back into recession than rebound strongly. Though the purchasing managers' index, a broad measure of business activity, from information collector Markit rose 0.1% in October to 52.1, the index still points to very modest growth. Anything above 50 indicates expansion. Separately Wednesday, the European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat, found Eurozone retail sales slumped 1.3% in September, against the expectations for a 0.7% fall. The figures, however, are not expected to prompt the European Central Bank to enact a further stimulus at Thursday's policy meeting.