The public and corporations’ economic confidence index in Romania went up from 76.7 points in September to 78.3 points in October, with retail appearing to be the most optimistic sector, EC’s monthly economic confidence survey cited by Mediafax indicates. In August, the index was at 76.4 points. The retail component of the score went up from –15 points to –10 points, while the rest of indexes had minor variations. The population’s economic perception sub-index also improved slightly from -58 points to –57 points. Industry companies’ perception also ameliorated from – 8 points in September to –6 points in October. The sub-indexes on the construction and services sectors lost one point each, dropping to –40, respectively -11 points. The EU economic confidence index rose from 103.6 points in September to 104.1 points in October.