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Schroders economist: 'Eurozone exporters perform best'

The eurozone has emerged from recession after a record 18 months of economic contraction.

Across the bloc, GDP grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2013, slightly ahead of forecasts.

The growth was widely expected after the German economy rose 0.7% between April and June.

However, the overall figure masks the mixed economic fortunes among the countries that make up the 17-country eurozone area.

Chief European Economist at Schroders Azad Zangana said the export-oriented economies were the best performers.