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  1. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2014 (13 August 2014)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Brightens Slightly

    Aug 13, 2014: The Ifo Index for the world economy rose to 105.0 points from 102.3 points in the previous quarter. Both assessments of the current economic situation, as well as the economic outlook, improved somewhat versus April. World economic activity remains on the rise. The risks, however, have grown: almost three quarters of the WES experts surveyed believe that rising energy prices and supply shortages pose a moderate to high potential threat to the world economy. Details

  2. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in July 2014

    Despite Geopolitical Tensions Saxony’s Capital Goods Industry Remains Buoyant

    Aug 10, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell to 108.0 points in July from 109.7 points in the previous month. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony also dipped slightly. However the decline for Saxony was far smaller than for Germany and the Eastern German Länder, and was due to a less favourable outlook for future business developments. The current business situation, by contrast, was assessed more favourably than in June. The Saxon economy is proving extremely robust to geopolitical tensions, even although it cannot completely escape their influence. Details

  3. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2014 (06 August 2014)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Clouds Over

    Aug 6, 2014: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area fell from 123.0 points to 118.9 points in the third quarter. While assessments of the current economic situation remained unchanged at a low level, the six-month economic outlook deteriorated significantly. The experts surveyed fear rising energy prices and falling exports due to the Ukraine conflict. Details

  4. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for July 2014

    German Companies Continue to Enjoy Very Easy Access to Bank Loans

    Jul 31, 2014: Credit constraints for German industry fell slightly to 18.2 percent from 18.3 percent in June. As in recent months, financing conditions for German business were excellent. Details

  5. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for July 2014

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany deteriorates

    Jul 30, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate for Eastern German trade and industry deteriorated markedly in July. Eastern German survey participants are less satisfied with their current business situation than last month. They are also more cautious about future business developments. The Eastern German economy can no longer escape the impact of international tensions. Details

  6. Ifo Export Climate for June 2014

    Ifo Export Climate Remains Unchanged

    Jul 30, 2014: The Ifo Export Climate remained at its previous month’s value of 0.40 index points in June. This result was also reflected in the sub-indices for company and consumer confidence in foreign business and price competitiveness, which both remained almost unchanged versus May. Details

  7. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for July 2014

    German Companies Still Cautious About Recruiting

    Jul 29, 2014: German companies are still looking for staff, but remain fairly cautious about recruiting. The Ifo Employment Barometer for German industry, including the service sector, was unchanged in July at 106.0 index points. The increase in employment remains fairly sluggish. Service providers remain most willing to recruit additional staff. Details

  8. Results of the July 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Fall

    Jul 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 108.0 points in July from 109.7 points last month. This marks the third decrease in succession. Assessments of the current business situation were less favourable than in June. Companies were also less optimistic about future business developments. Geopolitical tensions are taking their toll on the German economy. Details

  9. Results of the July 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for Service Sector Falls

    Jul 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector fell to 22.5 balance points in July from 25.2 points last month. Assessments of the current business situation were no longer as positive as in June. Service providers, by contrast, are slightly more optimistic about future business developments and still plan to recruit additional staff. Details

  10. 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


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