The euro zone released the confidence figures for October, where the business climate indicator dropped further to 0.18 from the previous drop of 0.06, yet better than the expected 0.20 drop. The consumer confidence final reading was unrevised at -19.9 from the previous of 19.1 drop in September.
Moreover, the economic confidence retreated slightly to 94.8 from 95.0, above the expected estimate of 93.8.
In addition, the industrial confidence dropped to 6.6 from the prior drop of 5.9, better than the expected 7.0 drop. On the other hand, the services confidence advanced to 0.2 from the previous flat reading, better than the expected 1.0 drop.