FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Euro zone economic indicators point to an economic contraction in the final quarter of 2020, the European Central Bank said in a regular economic bulletin on Thursday.
“High-frequency indicators and the latest survey results are consistent with a fall in GDP in the final quarter of 2020,” the ECB said. “Survey indicators point to a renewed contraction in activity primarily affecting the services sector.”
The ECB said that the stat of vaccinations supports expectations for a rapid recovery but it will “take time” before widespread immunity is reached and the economy can return to normal.
(Reporting by Balazs Koranyi; Editing by Francesco Canepa)