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Euro zone consumer confidence improves to -7.9 in January

FILE PHOTO: Visitors of a local cafe are reflected in a window in Amsterdam, April 2, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence rose in January from a sharply revised December number, figures released on Wednesday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale rose to -7.9 this month from -8.3 in December. Eurostat said the revision of the December and earlier numbers follows a revision of methodology, explained here:

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In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment fell to -7.8 from -7.6.

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Reporting By Jan Strupczewski

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