BRUSSELS, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence defied market expectations of a fifth straight month of decline and rose slighty in October, a flash estimate from the European Commission showed on Thursday.
The Commission said that consumer confidence in the 18 countries sharing the euro rose 0.3 points to -11.1 this month.
Economists polled by Reuters had expected a decline to -12.0.
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here (Reporting By Jan Strupczewski; editing by Robin Emmott)