Consumer confidence in Europe posted its eighth
consecutive monthly gain in July, dpa cited a survey released on Tuesday
The European Commission survey comes as the 17-member eurozone
struggles with the long-running economic crisis. The bloc has managed
to calm market jitters, but sluggish growth and high unemployment
The index measuring confidence among households rose to minus 17.4
points this month, from minus 18.8 in June.
Consumer sentiment in the broader 28-member European Union rose
more markedly, to minus 14.8, from a June level of minus 17.5.
Last month's figures did not include Croatia, which joined the EU
on July 1.