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The European Commission released its economic sentiment index for the Eurozone on Thursday. The index remained unchanged at 103.8 in May, beating expectations for a decline to 103.5.
April's figure was revised up from 103.7.
The consumer confidence index dropped to -5.5 in May from -4.6 in April due to faltering optimism about the level of future unemployment, the future general economic situation and the future savings.
The industrial confidence index increased to -3.0 in May from -3.2 the previous month, in line with expectations, due to optimistic production expectations.
The services sentiment index climbed to 7.8 in May from 7.0 in April due to optimistic demand expectations and the better assessment of the past business situation.
The construction confidence index rose to -25.0 in May from -25.5 in April due to the better assessment of the level of order books.
The business climate index was down to 0.28 in May, missing forecasts of a rise to 0.35.
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