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  1. Results of the January 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Rise

    Jan 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose to 106.7 points in January from 105.5 points last month, marking its third successive increase. Companies were far more satisfied with their current business situation and the majority was also optimistic about the business outlook. The German economy makes a good start to the year. Details

  2. Results of the January 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the Service Sector Edges Downwards

    Jan 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector fell to 24.5 balance points in January, from 25.8 points in the previous month. Service providers slightly scaled back their assessments of the current business situation, which nevertheless remain at a high level. Their business expectations are also slightly less optimistic than in December. The share of service providers planning price increases continued to rise. Details

  3. Ifo Manager Survey

    Ifo Manager Survey December 2014

    Jan 16, 2015: The telephone survey, which was introduced already in 1988 as a supplement to the other Ifo surveys, proved to be an important instrument for particular sensitive issues. In addition to the four polls commissioned by Wirtschaftswoche, the Ifo Institute surveyed the participants of more then 1000 manufacturing companies, construction firms, distributors and service providers on other topical issues. The results are published in Wirtschaftswoche and in ifo Schnelldienst. Details

  4. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in December 2014

    Saxon Economy Ends Year on a Positive Note

    Jan 10, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry rose to 105.5 points in December from 104.7 points in the previous month. The climate indicators for Eastern Germany and Saxony also showed a clear improvement. The Saxon companies surveyed were no longer as satisfied with their current economic situation as last month. However, they were far less pessimistic overall about the future; and the business outlook for the first six months of 2015 brightened considerably. The rise in the business climate indicator in Saxony was accompanied by a considerable improvement in the economic outlook for 2015. Details

  5. Ifo Export Climate for November 2014

    Corporate and Consumer Confidence Abroad Remains Stable

    Jan 7, 2015: The Ifo Export Climate edged downwards in November to 0.37 index points from 0.47 points last month. Corporate and consumer confidence abroad remained stable compared to last month. Following a significant improvement in October, competitiveness improved only slightly, hardly providing any positive stimulus in November. Details

  6. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for December 2014

    A Whiff of Optimism in the German Employment Market

    Jan 2, 2015: As the year draws to a close, German companies are planning to recruit more staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 106.7 index points in December from 105.4 points in November. Service providers were once again the main driver behind this development. Details

  7. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for December 2014

    German Companies Enjoy Increasingly Easy Access to Bank Credit

    Dec 22, 2014: German companies can currently access bank credit without any major difficulties. Credit constraints for German trade and industry fell to 17.4 percent in December from 18.3 percent last month. This corresponds to the historical low reached in May 2014. As the year draws to a close, the financial environment for German firms therefore remains very good. In turbulent times German companies are seen as a safe harbour for investment capital. Details

  8. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for December 2014

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Ends Year Brighter

    Dec 22, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for the Eastern German Länder rose sharply in December. Assessments of the current situation by Eastern German survey participants remained good. Business expectations for the first six months of 2015 were markedly more favourable. As the year draws to a close, positive signals prevail in the Eastern German economy. Details

  9. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 4th quarter 2014

    Ifo Architects Survey: Order Backlogs Fall Markedly

    Dec 19, 2014: The business climate clouded over slightly at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2014 according to the results of the Ifo Institute’s survey of freelance architects. It nevertheless remains very friendly. Details

  10. Results of the December 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Rise

    Dec 18, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose to 105.5 points in December from 104.7 points last month. Positive assessments of the current business situation remained unchanged. The outlook for the months ahead continued to brighten. Dropping oil prices and a falling euro exchange rate are seasonal gifts to the German economy. Details


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