Italy: Business confidence rises in February
February 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, rose from a revised 101.4 in January (previously reported: 101.5) to 103.1 in February.
Two of the four categories increased compared to the previous month. While construction rose to a three- month high, manufacturing recorded its lowest score in a year.
Author: Eric Denis , Economist