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Eurozone Economic Sentiment Dives in June

Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Economic sentiment dove in Eurozone to the lowest levels in three years during June over declining sentiment in Germany and Italy. According to data released by the European Commission, economic confidence indicator fell from 105.2 in May to 103.3 in June – the lowest it has touched since August 2016.

Even in Germany, this indicator saw a 2.9 point decline, bringing the overall Eurozone economic sentiment index down to 104.6 points. Eurozone’s industry sentiment also witnessed a decline by 2.7 points in June – the steepest fall in eight years.

The sentiment in the Eurozone services sector also declined by 1.1 points in June, while the overall consumer confidence saw a 0.7 point decline during the month. The Eurozone business climate indicator also dropped from 0.30 in May to touch 0.17 in June.

The only figure that came positive was that of retail trade, which saw a 1.0 point increase during the month of June. EUR/USD is trading slightly higher today, touching 1.137 at the time of writing.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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