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Finland Manufacturing Confidence Rises Slightly

Finland's manufacturing sentiment improved slightly in December, monthly survey data from the Confederation of Finnish Industries showed Friday.

The manufacturing confidence index rose to -6 in December from -7 in November. The reading was well below the long-term average of +1.

Meanwhile, the construction confidence indicator dropped one point to +3 points. This was above its long-term average of -6.

The service sector confidence indicator came in at +11 points in December, up 3 points from November.

Likewise, retail trade confidence gained one point +8, which was above the long-term average of -1.

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