Italy released its industrial orders for the month of August coming in at -8.6% worse than the revised prior reading of 2.1% from -8.6% while the markets were expecting 1.0% while on the year it fell to -27.5% from -23.2% and worse than the forecasted -20.0 percent.

Also released were industrial sales for August showing that it plummeted to -1.4% from 0.7% and on the year it slightly rose to -21.2% from -21.7 percent.