Dutch Consumer Sentiment Drops to Lowest in Four Years

Dutch Consumer Sentiment Drops to Lowest in Four Years

(Bloomberg) -- Dutch consumer confidence has fallen sharply in the past year, and extended that decline in February. There are specific local issues -- higher energy bills and increased VAT -- but it comes at a time of almost consistently negative news across the euro area. That said, a sentiment measure for the currency zone due later on Wednesday may have increased slightly this month, with forecasts for an improvement to minus 7.7 from minus 7.9.

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