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  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for May 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Rises

    May 30, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in eastern Germany rose sharply in May. The eastern German companies were clearly more satisfied with their current business situation. They also noticeably upgraded their business expectations for the coming half year. Business confidence has improved in all four main survey sectors. Details

  2. Ifo Export Climate for April 2016

    Worsened Competitiveness Dampens Export Climate

    May 30, 2016: The Ifo Export Climate indicator fell from 0.18 index points in March to 0.09 points in April, but is still above its long-term average. The decline in the climate indicator is due to deterioration in price competitiveness, whereas foreign business confidence declined only slightly. Details

  3. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for May 2016

    German Companies Continue to Hire

    May 27, 2016: German companies plan to continue hiring new employees. The Ifo Employment Barometer stands unchanged at 108.2. The employment dynamics in German thus remain slightly expansionary. Details

  4. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for May 2016

    Rising Export Expectations

    May 26, 2016: German businesses are somewhat more confident with regard to export growth. Export expectations rose from 4.1 in the previous month to 5.9 balance points in May. Global economic momentum remains weak and German exports will only grow slightly as a result. Details

  5. Results of the May 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises

    May 25, 2016: Business confidence in German industry and trade has improved in all four main sectors. In construction a new record high has even been reached. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose from 106.7 points in April (this figure was revised due to the seasonal adjustment) to 107.7 points in May. The companies are significantly more satisfied with their current business situation. In addition, they are noticeably more optimistic with regard to the coming months. The German economy is growing at a robust pace. Details

  6. Results of the May 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Falls

    May 25, 2016: In services, business confidence has weakened somewhat. The indicator fell from 28.0 in April to 24.8 balance points in May. The assessments of the current situation were less favourable but still remain at a very good level. Expectations for the coming months are likewise slightly less optimistic than in the previous month. Hiring plans of the service providers are still expansionary but less so than in the previous month. Details

  7. Ifo Manager Survey

    Ifo Manager Survey April 2016

    May 23, 2016: The Ifo Managers Survey was introduced in 1988 as a supplement to the other surveys of the Ifo Institute. This survey proved to be an important instrument for exploring particularly sensitive topics. The results of the survey, conducted in co-operation with the business weekly, WirtschaftsWoche, of managers in manufacturing, construction, wholesaling and retailing, as well as the service sector are published in WirtschaftsWoche and in ifo Schnelldienst. Details

  8. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 2nd quarter 2016 (11 May 2016)

    Ifo World Economic Climate Brightens Slightly

    May 11, 2016: The world economic climate improved slightly this quarter. The Ifo Index for the world economy rose from 87.8 points to 90.5 points, thus approaching its long-term average of 96.0 points. Although assessments of the current economic situation deteriorated marginally, economic expectations were more positive than last quarter. Experts expect the world economy to grow by 2.0 percent in 2016 and its recovery remains moderate. Details

  9. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in April 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Rises

    May 10, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for Saxon trade and industry brightened significantly in April. The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany, by contrast, edged downwards from 106.7 points in March to 106.6 points in April, whereas it rose somewhat in eastern Germany. Saxon survey participants assessed their current business situation equally as favourably as last month and were far less pessimistic overall about their business expectations than in March. Details

  10. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 2nd quarter 2016 (03 May 2016)

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Continues to Cloud Over

    May 3, 2016: Economic sentiment in the euro area weakened. The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area continued to fall, declining from 118.9 points to 112.7 points in the second quarter. The index nevertheless remains above its long-term average. The economic climate deteriorated due to both less favourable assessments of the current economic situation and slightly more sceptical business expectations. According to the survey results, economic growth will reach 1.6 percent this year. There are still no signs of a sweeping economic recovery in the euro area. Details


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