October 23, 2018 / 2:18 PM / 22 days ago

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

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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