Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The euro region’s economy probably contracted for a second month in November amid declining confidence among both consumers and businesses, the Eurocoin index showed.
The gauge measuring economic activity in the 17-nation region fell to minus 0.2 percent from minus 0.13 percent in October, the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Bank of Italy, which co-produce the index, said today in an e-mailed report.
“The fall reflects the further deterioration of most of the variables that are included in the indicator,” according to the report. The index showed last month a negative reading for the first time since September 2009.
The index, which includes price figures and stock-market performances, industrial production and business and consumer confidence readings, aims to provide a real-time estimate of economic growth.
--Editors: Andrew Davis, James Hertling
To contact the reporter on this story: Lorenzo Totaro in Rome at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at email@example.com.