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  1. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 1st quarter 2016 (11 February 2016)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Continues to Cloud Over

    Feb 11, 2016: The Ifo Index for the world economy dropped from 89.6 points to 87.8 points this quarter, drifting further from its long-term average (96.1 points). While assessments of the current economic situation brightened marginally, expectations were less positive than last quarter. The sharp decline in oil prices seems to be having no overall positive economic impact. Growth in the world economy continues to lack impetus. Details

  2. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in January 2016

    Saxon Economy Makes Strong Start to Year

    Feb 10, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for German trade and industry dropped to just 107.3 points in January from 108.6 points in December. By contrast, the business climate in both Eastern Germany as a whole and in the Free State of Saxony brightened somewhat. Saxon survey participants were far more satisfied with their current business situation than last month. However, they scaled back their business expectations. There are growing signs that economic impetus, which is currently strong, could weaken slightly in the first half of 2016. Details

  3. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 1st quarter 2016 (04 February 2016)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Continues to Cloud Over

    Feb 4, 2016: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area declined by another three index points in the first quarter of 2016. It dropped to 118.9 points, but still remains significantly above its long-term average. Assessments of the current economic situation were only slightly less favourable than in the previous quarter, and positive expectations also clouded over somewhat. The recovery in the euro area economy is only expected to continue at a slow pace. Details

  4. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for January 2016

    Credit Constraints Fall to New Record Low

    Jan 29, 2016: It is increasingly easy for German companies to access credit. Credit constraints for German trade and industry fell to 14.3 percent in January from 14.6 percent last month, marking a new historic low. Details

  5. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for January 2016

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Begins Year Brighter

    Jan 28, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern German trade and industry rose in January. The current business situation in Eastern Germany, which was already very good, improved significantly compared to developments nationwide. Business expectations, by contrast, clouded over markedly. The outlook for the Eastern German economy for the first half of 2016 deteriorated clearly. Details

  6. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for January 2016

    German Companies Still Plan to Recruit More Staff

    Jan 28, 2016: Although German companies are still creating new jobs, their willingness to recruit additional staff faded slightly this month. The Ifo Employment Barometer fell to 109.7 points in January from 110.5 points in the previous month. Details

  7. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for January 2016

    German Export Industry Suffers Setback

    Jan 26, 2016: Fewer German manufacturers expect exports to rise than last month. Their export expectations fell to 7.6 balance points in January from 11.6 balance points last month. This stifled the trend that had been emerging in the German export sector in recent months. Weakness in the emerging economies, and primarily in China, now seems to be having an impact. Details

  8. Results of the January 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Drops Markedly

    Jan 25, 2016: Sentiment among German businesses weakened at the beginning of the year. The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade fell to just 107.3 points in January from 108.6 points (This figure was revised due to the seasonal adjustment) in December. Assessments of the current business situation were scaled back slightly, but remained very good. Business expectations, by contrast, clouded over significantly. The year started with an unpleasant surprise for the German economy. Details

  9. Results of the January 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Falls Sharply

    Jan 25, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate indicator for the German service sector failed to stay at last month’s record high. The indicator dropped sharply from 33.8 balance points to 27.9 balance points. This marks its steepest decline since April 2013. Both assessments of the current business situation and business expectations fell significantly. Service providers’ willingness to recruit new staff declined slightly, but nevertheless remained high. Details

  10. Ifo Export Climate for December 2015

    Waning Competitiveness Cools Export Climate

    Jan 25, 2016: The Ifo Export Climate fell to 0.04 index points in December from 0.35 points in November. This clear fall was due to the deterioration in price competitiveness. Business and consumer confidence abroad, by contrast, showed an improvement. Details


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