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  1. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in June 2014

    Ukraine and Iraq: Saxon Manufacturing Braves Political Unrest

    Jul 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade fell to 109.7 points in June from 110.4 points in the previous month. While the climate indicator in Eastern Germany rose, the business climate for Saxon industry and trade deteriorated somewhat. This was mainly due to less favourable assessments of the current business situation by Saxon companies. By contrast, survey participants expressed greater optimism about future business developments. Despite the crisis in the Ukraine and the unrest in Iraq, the signs for Saxon’s economy remain positive. Details

  2. Ifo Export Climate for May 2014

    Ifo Export Climate: Ifo Export Climate Continues to Rise

    Jul 2, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate rose to 0.40 balance points in May from 0.35 balance points in April. The increase resulted from rising company and consumer confidence in international trade and an improvement in price competitiveness. Details

  3. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for June 2014

    Financing Conditions in Germany Remain Very Good

    Jun 30, 2014: German companies continue to enjoy very easy access to bank loans. After falling to a historical low in May, credit constraints for German industry rose slightly to 18.3 percent in June from 17.4 percent last month. Financing conditions for German business were already excellent prior to the base rate drop by the ECB and remain so. Details

  4. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2014

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Improves

    Jun 27, 2014: Contrary to developments in Germany, the Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern German trade and industry rose slightly in June to 110.1 index points from 109.9 points in May. Eastern German companies assessed their current business situation as more favourable than last month. They were also less pessimistic about future business developments. The Eastern German economy is bracing itself against the effects of the crisis in the Ukraine and in Iraq. Details

  5. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2014

    German Companies More Sceptical About Recruiting

    Jun 27, 2014: German companies have become more sceptical about recruiting, but are still looking for additional staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer for German industry, including the service sector, dropped to 106.1 index points in June from 106.9 points in the previous month. The increase in employment consequently continued to slow down. Companies, however, are still willing to recruit staff, especially in the service sector. Details

  6. Results of the June 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Improves Considerably in German Service Sector

    Jun 24, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate for the German service sector rose to 25.2 balance points in June from 21.5 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation soared to their highest level since spring 2007. Service providers are also more optimistic about future business developments and plan to recruit additional staff. Details

  7. Results of the June 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Falls

    Jun 24, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 109.7 points in June from 110.4 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation remained good, but companies were less optimistic about future business developments. The German economy fears the potential impact of the crises in the Ukraine and Iraq. Details

  8. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 2nd quarter 2014

    Ifo Architects Survey: Improved Business Climate

    Jun 12, 2014: According to the results of the Ifo Institute’s survey of freelance architects, the business climate improved at the beginning of the second quarter of 2014. In the past twenty years, it has never been so favourable. Details

  9. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in May 2014

    Saxon Economy Continues to Grow; Only Labour Market Weakens

    Jun 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell to 110.4 points in May from 111.2 months in the previous month. The business climate also clouded over markedly in Eastern Germany and Saxony. The fall in the Saxon indicator was primarily due to company expectations regarding future business developments. Overall, survey participants from Saxony expect business developments over the next six months to be less favourable. By contrast, they are more even satisfied with their current business situation than last month. Despite the decline in the business climate index, the Saxon economy continues to grow. Details

  10. Ifo Export Climate for April 2014

    Ifo Export Climate Rises: German Export Opportunities Improve

    Jun 4, 2014: The export opportunities for German companies have improved. The Ifo Export Climate increased to 0.32 balance points in April from 0.19 balance points in March. This increase was driven by an improvement in company and consumer confidence in international business. The signs are good that German exports may increase moderately in the second quarter. Details


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