Economic sentiment index little changed in Europe

Feb. 27, 2014 at 9:21 AM

BRUSSELS, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Economic sentiment in Europe was little changed in February, the European Commission said Thursday.

The commission said the Economic Sentiment Indicator increased by 0.2 percentage points in the 18-member eurozone and the larger 28-member European Union, rising to 101.2 and 105, respectively.

The index rose in three out of the five largest eurozone economies, climbing 0.4 percentage points in Germany, 0.6 in the Netherlands and 2.4 percentage points in Italy.

The index was stable in Spain and down 1.4 percentage points in France, the European Commission's press office Europa reported.

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