RTTNews - Norway's consumer confidence index rose to minus 3.7 in the second quarter from a revised minus 8.3 in the first quarter, the Saving Banks Association said Tuesday. Economists had expected the index to rise to minus 5 from the initial first quarter reading of minus 11.1.

A negative reading indicates that the number of pessimists exceed optimists.

The quarterly survey, which started in 1992, is carried out by the Savings Bank Association and TNS Gallup.

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