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Euro zone consumer confidence rises slightly in August
August 23, 2017 / 2:10 PM / in 4 months

Euro zone consumer confidence rises slightly in August

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence rose slightly in August, the European Commission said on Wednesday, beating analysts’ expectations.

A customer carries shopping bags with purchases in a department store in Paris, France, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

The Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale rose by 0.2 points to -1.5, without giving further details on what caused the rise.

A Reuters poll of 27 economists had expected consumer confidence in the 19 countries sharing the euro to fall to -1.8.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment was unchanged from the previous month at -2.3.

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Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Julia Fioretti

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