LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Consumer confidence in the United Kingdom improved slightly in May, but remained negative overall.
The GfK NOP research group's confidence index for May improved two points to minus-29 from the April reading of minus-31.
The reading was better than the minus-33 reading forecast by most economists.
The index was at minus-21 one year earlier.
The survey showed UK residents confidence that their personal financial situation would improve over the next year rose to an index reading of minus-9 from April's minus-13.
The willingness of UK residents to make major purchases declined in May to an index reading of minus-32 from minus-30 in April.
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