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Indonesia's consumer confidence index falls to 77.3 in August

Indonesia's consumer confidence index falls to 77.3 in August

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks shopping in Tanah Abang textile market ahead of Eid al-Fitr festival amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

JAKARTA : Indonesia's consumer confidence index fell further in August to 77.3, compared with 80.2 in the previous month, as consumers' perception of the economy weakened, despite some relaxation of COVID-19 curbs, a central bank survey showed on Wednesday.

A reading below 100 indicates pessimism.

(Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Ed Davies)

Source: Reuters

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