The investor confidence index in the euro zone unexpectedly rose to 12.1 points in July from 9.3 points in June, according to a poll by the Sentix Analytical Center. Analysts had expected the value of the index at 9 points. However, experts of the center consider the index increase as a “technical” counter-movement after a sharp decline in June rather than the beginning of a new recovery. The index of the current situation improved to 36.8 points from 34.5 points, the index of expectations - to minus 10 points from minus 13.3 points. They note at Sentix that a trade dispute between the US and the rest of the world can lead to a slowdown in the economic investors sentiment. In Germany, the indicator of investor confidence at Sentix fell to 16.2 points in July from 18.5 points in June.
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