Italy: Business confidence rebounds in September
September 28, 2016
The National Institute of Statistics’ (Istat) composite business confidence indicator (IESE, Istat Economic Sentiment Indicator), which covers the manufacturing, construction, service and retail sectors, increased from a revised 99.5 in August (previously reported: 99.4) to 101.0 in September.
All four categories of the indicator improved compared to August. In particular, the retail sector recorded its highest reading in five months.