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Euro zone consumer sentiment rises slightly in October

Euro zone consumer sentiment rises slightly in October
People walk through the Mall of Berlin shopping centre during its opening night in Berlin, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo   -   Copyright  Thomas Peter(Reuters)
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone consumer sentiment rose slightly in October, against expectations of a decline, according to figures released on Tuesday.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale increased to -2.7 points in October from -2.9 points in September. Economists polled by Reuters had on average expected a decline to -3.2 points.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment rose by 0.1 points, also to -2.7.

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; editing by Robin Emmott)

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