RTTNews - Tuesday, the National Bank of Belgium revealed in a report that the business confidence indicator rose to minus 27.6 in May from minus 29.4 in April. Economists had expected a reading of minus 27.5.

Manufacturing industrial confidence stood at minus 29.8 in May, up from minus 30.7 in April. At the same time, the building industry confidence increased to minus 13.9 from minus 17.7 in April.

In the trade sector, the confidence indicator rose to minus 22.9 in May from minus 28.6 in April.

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