Italy: Business confidence continues to strengthen in October
October 28, 2016
The National Institute of Statistics’ (Istat) composite business confidence indicator (IESE, Istat Economic Sentiment Indicator), which covers Italy's manufacturing, construction, service and retail sectors, increased from a revised 102.2 in September (previously reported: 101.0) to 102.4 in October.
Three out of the four categories of the indicator improved compared to September: manufacturing, services and construction. Only the retail sector deteriorated slightly from the previous month.