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Euro zone consumer confidence jumps more than expected in March

FILE PHOTO: Shops affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the western German city of Essen

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence jumped more than expected in March, the European Commission's flash estimate showed on Wednesday, despite worries over a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

The Commission's monthly estimate showed confidence among consumers rise 4 points to -10.8 in March, beating expectations in a Reuters poll of economists of an improvement to -14.5.

(Reporting by Jan Strupczewski)