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  1. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for March 2015

    Credit Constraints Edge Down to Historic Low

    Mar 30, 2015: Credit constraints for German companies edged down to 16.1 percent in March from 16.2 percent last month, dipping to a new historic low for the third month in succession. Financing conditions for companies in Germany remain excellent. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2015

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern German Länder Rises Sharply

    Mar 27, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in eastern Germany improved clearly in March. Eastern German survey participants remain very satisfied with their current business situation, although no longer to the same extent as last month. In addition, they were far more optimistic about future business developments in March. The eastern German economy continues to expand rapidly. Details

  3. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2015

    German Firms Plan to Recruit More Staff

    Mar 27, 2015: German firms proved more willing to recruit additional staff in March. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 108.1 index points, up from 106.8 in February. Service providers and manufacturers in particular reported plans to expand their staff bases. Details

  4. Results of the March 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Rises Slightly

    Mar 25, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector rose to 23.1 balance points in March from 22.8 points last month. Service providers were markedly more satisfied with their current business situation. They were somewhat less optimistic, however, about future business developments. Service providers intend to recruit more employees. Details

  5. Results of the March 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises

    Mar 25, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 107.9 points in March from 106.8 points last month. The index reached its highest level since July 2014. Companies were more satisfied with their current business situation. They also expressed far greater optimism about future business developments. The German economy continues to expand. Details

  6. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 1st quarter 2015

    Ifo Architects Survey: Order Backlogs for Six Months

    Mar 12, 2015: The business climate improved at the beginning of the first quarter of 2015, according to the results of the Ifo Institute’s survey of freelance architects. This was entirely due to a more optimistic assessment of developments over the next six months. Assessments of the current business situation clouded over significantly. Details

  7. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in February 2015

    Upswing in Saxon Economy Continues, but Uncertainty Grows

    Mar 10, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 106.8 points in February from 106.7 points in January. The rise in both the Eastern German and Saxon climate indicators, by contrast, was far greater. Saxon survey participants once again assessed their current business situation as better than last month. They were, however, slightly more pessimistic about future business developments. Although the Saxon economy continued its strong start to the year in February, uncertainty remains high due to geopolitical tensions. Details

  8. Ifo Export Climate for January 2015

    Ifo Export Climate Rises Considerably

    Mar 4, 2015: The Ifo Export Climate rose significantly to 0.51 index points in January from 0.27 points last month. This was due to the sharp improvement in Germany’s price competitiveness. Corporate and consumer confidence abroad, by contrast, fell slightly versus last month. Details

  9. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for February 2015

    Credit Constraints Hit Historic Low Once Again

    Feb 27, 2015: Credit constraints for German companies fell to 16.2 percent in February from 17.1 percent last month, taking them 0.9 percentage points below the historic low reached in January. The flood of money expected from the European Central Bank seems to be encouraging banks to further ease their already loose credit constraints. Details

  10. Results of the Ifo Investment Survey for German manufacturing in Fall 2014

    German Manufacturing: Willingness to Invest Rises

    Feb 26, 2015: German manufacturers invested around 55 billion euros in new fixed assets, according to the results of the latest Ifo Investment Survey. This figure was only 3% higher than the previous year’s level. The real increase was of around the same magnitude due to the relatively stable price of capital goods in 2014. Original investment plans featured a 9% increase. Details


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