Businesses are feeling a little more upbeat about the eurozone but consumer confidence continues to fall, according to the European Commission's latest survey of economic sentiment.
A separate survey of industrial investment, also published by the Commission, showed it was too soon to call a recovery for the eurozone, which has slipped back into recession for the first time since 2009.
The economic sentiment indicator (ESI) for the eurozone rose 1.4 points to 85.7 in November, marking the first improvement since February.
"The euro area registered increases in industry and trade, which were partly offset by decreases among consumers, in construction and a virtually unchanged level in services," the Commission said.
The ESI is based on a survey of 125,000 firms and 40,000 consumers across the European Union.