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  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2017

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Rises

    Mar 30, 2017: Confidence in trade and industry in eastern Germany improved again at the beginning of spring; the business climate index rose in March from 109.5 to 110.4 points. The survey participants assessed their business situation as well as their business expectations slightly more favourably than in February. The development of industry and trade in eastern Germany was similar to that in Germany as a whole in March. Details

  2. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for March 2017

    German Exporters’ Optimism Continues to Grow

    Mar 29, 2017: German exporters are slightly more optimistic than last month. The Ifo Export Expectations rose from 14.5 balance points in February to 14.7 balance points in March. German exporters remain unconcerned by political uncertainty worldwide. They are also benefiting from the favourable current economic situation in their sales markets. Details

  3. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2017

    German Companies’ Willingness to Recruit Wanes Slightly

    Mar 29, 2017: German companies’ willingness to recruit waned slightly this month, but remains at a very high level. The Ifo Employment Barometer dropped to 109.4 points in March from 110.6 points last month. Last year’s big recruitment drive appears to be slowing down slightly. Details

  4. Results of the March 2017 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index for the Service Sector Continues to Fall

    Mar 28, 2017: Sentiment in the service sector continued to weaken. The business climate index fell to 108.1 points in March from 108.6 points. In a repeat of last month’s developments service providers were more satisfied with their current business situation, but they expressed less confidence about their six-month business outlook. The expectations index fell to its lowest level since August 2014. Details

  5. Results of the March 2017 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises

    Mar 27, 2017: Sentiment among German managers continues to improve this month. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose to 112.3 points in March from 111.1 (seasonally adjusted) points last month, reaching its highest level since July 2011. The upwards trend in assessments of the current business situation continues unabated. The business outlook for companies also improved again this month. The upswing in the German economy is gaining impetus. Details

  6. Ifo Export Climate for February 2017

    Ifo Export Climate Continues to Rise

    Mar 27, 2017: The Ifo Export Climate rose from 0.78 index points in January to 0.85 points in February 2017. The improvement in the export climate was due both to higher corporate and consumer confidence abroad, as well as the enhanced price competitiveness of German business. Details

  7. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 1st quarter 2017

    Ifo Architects Survey: Planning Contract Figures for Residential Buildings Continue to Climb

    Mar 23, 2017: The business climate improved clearly at the beginning of the first quarter of 2017, according to the results of the Ifo Institute’s survey of freelance architects. Details

  8. Randstad Ifo Personnel Manager Survey for Quarter 4 2016

    Retirement at 63 Impacts Majority of Companies

    Mar 9, 2017: The latest Randstad Ifo Personnel Manager Survey analyses how many companies have employees who have already taken early retirement at 63, their positions and whether companies generally struggle to fill the positions left vacant. The survey results show that over half of the companies surveyed are already affected by retirement at 63, with 52% of companies reporting employees taking early retirement. More companies were affected in manufacturing (62%) than in distribution (53%) and the service sector (44%). A further 12% of all firms reported that although none of their employees have taken early retirement at 63 to date, they expect them to do so in the next two years. Details

  9. Results of the Ifo Investment Survey for German manufacturing in Autumn 2016

    German Manufacturers: Willingness to Invest Increases

    Mar 9, 2017: Investment by German manufacturers rose by 3% in 2016, according to the results of the latest Ifo Investment Survey. In 2017 manufacturers plan to increase their spending on investment by 5% (almost 5% in real terms). The key factors driving investment are fairly balanced, with investment in expansion and in replacement procurement accounting for a third of expenditure in 2017 respectively. Details

  10. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in February 2017

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Declines Again

    Mar 7, 2017: The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in the Free State of Saxony cooled down marginally in February. This was due to poorer business expectations on the part of survey participants. The business situation, by contrast, improved slightly. In Eastern Germany the business climate index also edged downwards, while it rose somewhat in Germany overall. Details


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