Italy consumer confidence falls, business confidence improvesStaff Writer | April 28, 2017
Italy's consumer confidence decreased marginally in April, while business confidence improved further, survey data from the statistical office Istat showed.
Europe The statistical office Istat
Households' expectations regarding the general economic situation of the country for the next twelve months weakened in April. The corresponding index fell to 110.1 from 111.6 in March.
Data also showed that the composite business confidence index climbed to 107.4 in April from 105.1 in March.
Among components, the manufacturing confidence index improved to 107.9 in April from 10.7.2 a month ago.
Similarly, the morale for both retail and construction sector registered rises in April. ■