Thursday, the National Bank of Belgium said in a report that the business confidence indicator rose to minus 29.4 in April from minus 31.8 in March.

Manufacturing industrial confidence stood at minus 30.7 in April, up from minus 34.3 in March.

At the same time, building industry confidence dropped to minus 17.7 from minus 15 in March.

In the trade sector, the confidence indicator decreased to minus 28.6 from minus 26.3 in March.

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