By Daniel Hunter

Business output in the eurozone grew at its fastest pace for four years in June, according to a closely watched survey.

The CIPS/Markit composite purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose from 53.6 to 54.1, the highest score in 49 months.

Any figure above 50 indicates growth.

Markit said the growth was particularly driven by the services sector, which itself also grew at a four-year high pace.

"Despite the cloud of the Greek debt crisis hanging over the region, the eurozone saw economic growth accelerate to a four-year high in June," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit.

"The PMI is signalling GDP growth of 0.4% for the region as a whole in the second quarter."