In April, increasing business confidence in trade and services. This was communicated by Istat, stressing that the seasonally adjusted index of confidence increases for trade companies (from 100.8 in March to 104.2 in April) and, albeit to a limited extent, even for marketing services companies (from 97.7 to 97.9). In particular, judgments improve in services and to a lesser extent, the expectations for orders, but worsen the expectations on the trend of the Italian economy. Opinions on the business and employment trend also improve, expectations on the sale prices reduce, but employment expectations deteriorate. In trade, the indicator of the confidence drops in traditional retail (from 107.7 to 106.5), but rises strongly in the large distribution (from 95.9 to 105.1). Increase both the balance of the judgments and the short-term expectations on sales, while the balance of opinions on the stock decreases.