Euro-Area Consumer Confidence Matches Highest Since 2007: Chart

The European Commission’s consumer-confidence index for the euro area jumped the most in five months in April. The advance put the index at its highest since March 2015, matching the strongest reading since before the financial crisis. The latest figures were far better than economists had anticipated and mark another step in the region’s economic recovery for European Central Bank policy makers to consider at their meeting next week.

— With assistance by Andre Tartar, and Kristian Siedenburg

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