RTTNews - Tuesday, the National Bank of Belgium said in a report that the business confidence indicator rose to minus 23.6 in June from minus 27.6 in May. Economists had expected a reading of minus 25.3 for June.

Manufacturing industrial confidence stood at minus 24.3 in June, up from minus 29.8 in May. At the same time, the building industry confidence decreased to minus 16.7 from minus 13.9 in May.

In the trade sector, the confidence indicator rose to minus 21.9 in June from minus 22.9 in May.

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