- US, UK and Eurozone consumer confidence
- US budget deadline looms
- Carney says no to further stimulus
- ECB member says bias remains towards rate cuts
- Italian bonds decline
FTSE 100: -0.81%
CAC 40: 0.00%
FTSE MIB: -1.27%
IBEX 35: -0.47%
Stoxx 600: -0.27%
European stocks were little changed following mixed consumer confidence reports in the UK, Europe and the US.
Eurozone confidence rose in September more than analysts’ expectations. An index of executive and consumer sentiment increased for a fifth month to 96.9 from a revised 95.3 in August, the European Commission in Brussels revealed, beating the forecast of 96.
In the UK, consumer confidence in September jumped to highest level since 2010 as signs of economic recovery encouraged spending. Market research group GfK‘s forward-looking consumer sentiment indicator rose to -10 this month compared to -13 in August. Economists were expecting a reading of -11. >> Read More