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  1. Ifo Export Climate for July 2015

    Export Climate Continues to Improve

    Aug 31, 2015: The Ifo Export Climate improved from 0.21 index points in June to 0.31 points in July. Business and consumer confidence abroad declined slightly. Price competitiveness improved significantly in July due to the depreciation of the euro against the dollar. Details

  2. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for August 2015

    Credit Constraint Indicator Falls to New Historic Low

    Aug 28, 2015: German companies have fewer problems financing themselves with money from the banks. The credit constraint indicator for industry and trade in Germany fell to 15.0 percent in August, after 15.4 percent in the previous month. This is a new historic low. With the huge amounts of money pumped into the banks, the ECB is enticing them to an unprecedented nonchalance in lending. Details

  3. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2015

    Renewed Increase in the Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany

    Aug 27, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate for eastern German industry and trade improved in August. The surveyed eastern German firms are again more satisfied with their current business than last month. In the business expectations for the coming six months, there was no change over July. The eastern German economy is moving along a solid growth path. Details

  4. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2015

    German Firms Plan to Hire Additional Staff

    Aug 27, 2015: German companies intend to hire more people. In August, the Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 108.3 points from 107.2 in the previous month. In all sectors except manufacturing, more companies plan to hire additional employees. The robust economy in Germany is having a positive effect on the labour market. Details

  5. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for August 2015

    German Industry Expects Slower Export Growth

    Aug 26, 2015: In terms of exports, German industry has become more pessimistic, export expectations having clouded over in August. In an Ifo survey, they fell to 7.4 balance points compared to 7.7 in July. The companies still expect growth in exports, however, but to a lesser extent. The difficult economic situation in emerging markets and China continues to have a dampening effect on exporters. Details

  6. Results of the August 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Renewed Increase in the Ifo Business Climate Index

    Aug 25, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade rose in August to 108.3 points from 108.0 in the previous month. Satisfaction with the current situation has again increased significantly. However, the companies were somewhat less optimistic regarding future business. The German economy continues to be a rock in turbulent waters. Details

  7. Results of the August 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the Service Sector Rises to New Record Level

    Aug 25, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate indicator for the German service sector has risen from 26.0 to 30.6 balance points in August. This is a new historic peak. The assessments of the current situation given by the service providers have never been so good. In addition, they expect business to improve further. Correspondingly, they plan to hire additional staff. Details

  8. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2015 (13 August 2015)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Cools Down

    Aug 13, 2015: After recovering somewhat in the first half of the year, the Ifo Index for the world economy fell. The indicator’s present level of 95.9 points is now slightly below its long-term average of 96.1 points. While assessments of the current economic situation deteriorated compared to last quarter, expectations emained positive. There was still no major upswing in the world economy in the third quarter. Details

  9. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in July 2015

    Basic Agreement over Greece Ends Weak Phase in Saxon Economy

    Aug 10, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 108.0 points in July from 107.5 points last month. The increase in climate indicators for Eastern Germany as a whole, as well as for Saxony, was even sharper. Saxon companies are clearly more satisfied with their current business situation than last month. Pessimism about the six-month business outlook also continued to wane. After a temporary weak phase in the Saxon economy in the second quarter, positive influences should now prevail once again. Details

  10. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2015 (06 August 2015)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Clouds Over Slightly

    Aug 6, 2015: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area edged downwards in the third quarter of 2015 and dropped to 124.0 points from 129.2 points last quarter. While assessments of the current economic situation brightened slightly, the six-month economic outlook clouded over markedly. The economic recovery in the euro area economy will lose momentum. Details


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