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Euro zone consumer confidence rises to -10.8 in March

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(Reuters) - Euro zone consumer confidence rose by 4.0 points in March from the February number, figures released on Wednesday showed.

The European Commission said a flash estimate showed euro zone consumer morale improved to -10.8 this month from -14.8 in February.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected a rise to -14.5.

In the European Union as a whole, consumer sentiment rose by 3.6 points to -12.1.

For European Commission data click on: https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/indicators-statistics/economic-databases/business-and-consumer-surveys/latest-business-and-consumer-surveys_en#recent-press-releases

(Reporting by Adrianna Ebert in Gdansk)