European consumer morale rose to its highest point since Summer 2011 this month, reaching -14.9 points in September from -15.6 in August. The jump was even more pronounced when including EU countries with non-euro currencies, hitting -11.7 points in September from -12.8 in August. Though the situation is improving, the European economy is still fragile, as countries like Greece, Portugal and Spain are struggling.
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