Euro zone consumer mood darkens in August

Worse than expected figure follows surprise July increase

30th August, 2016
Euro zone confidence index drops. Pic: Getty

Figures released this morning show that euro area economic confidence worsened by more than analysts predicted in August in a sign that the reverberations of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union may finally be reaching companies and households.

An index of industry and consumer confidence fell to 103.5 from a revised 104.5, the European Commission in Brussels said. That compares with a median estimate of 104.1 in a Bloomberg survey of economists,...

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