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Euro zone consumer confidence improves to -7.2 in March

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Euro zone consumer confidence improves to -7.2 in March
FILE PHOTO: A customer carries shopping bags with purchases outside a department store in Paris, France, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau   -   Copyright  Charles Platiau(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Euro zone consumer confidence rose by 0.2 point in March from the February number, figures released on Thursday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale rose to -7.2 this month from -7.4 in February.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a rise to -7.1.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment rose 0.1 point to -7.1.

(Reporting by Piotr Lipinski in Gdynia)

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