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Euro zone consumer confidence rises to -13.9 in September

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective masks while shopping at an open-air market as France reinforces mask-wearing as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country, in Paris, France, August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

(Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence rose by 0.8 points in September from the August number, figures released on Tuesday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale improved to -13.9 this month from -14.7 in August.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a rise to -14.6.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment rose by 0.6 points to -14.9.

Reporting by Boleslaw Lasocki in Gdansk