German investor confidence gauge (Zew survey) showed improvement for the second month in December as it edged up to 82.6 from the preceding 81.5, lower than estimates of 84.5, according to the current situation measure.

Economic sentiment gauge also inclined to 4.3 from the prior 1.8, above projections of 3.9. The same measure for the 16-nation using the European common currency rallied to 15.5 from 13.8 recorded in November and forecasts of 10.5.