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  1. Randstad Ifo Personnel Manager Survey for Quarter 2 2016

    German Companies Increasingly Offer Home Office Option

    Sep 20, 2016: The number of German companies offering employees the opportunity to work from home has increased. A comparison between the latest results of the Randstad-Ifo Personnel Manager Survey with results from 2012 and 2013 reveals that around 30% of companies reported offering home office in 2012, a figure that increased to 33% in the subsequent year and recently rose even further. In the second quarter of 2016 39% of companies reported that they generally offered their employees the option to work from home. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 3rd quarter 2016

    Ifo Architects Survey: Extensive Planning Orders for Residential Buildings

    Sep 15, 2016: The business climate continued to brighten at the beginning of the third quarter of 2016 and is now as favourable as it was at the beginning of the 1990s, according to the results of the Ifo Institute’s quarterly survey of freelance architects. Details

  3. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in August 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Falls

    Sep 10, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in the Free State of Saxony fell for the third consecutive month in August. This was due to assessments of the current business situation, which dropped sharply from July’s levels. Business expectations were also scaled back. Overall, the same picture can be seen in both eastern and western Germany. Details

  4. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for August 2016

    Credit Constraints Increase Again

    Aug 30, 2016: The Ifo Credit Constraint Indicator for German industry and trade rose to 15.0 percent in August from 14.6 percent the previous month. This is the percentage of companies that reported a restrictive bank lending policy. Nevertheless, financing conditions for German companies remain excellent. Details

  5. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Falls Again

    Aug 29, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for industry and trade in the eastern German states worsened further in August. The current business situation and business expectations for the next six months were assessed significantly more poorly than in July. The eastern German businesses are showing signs of scepticism at the end of the summer. Details

  6. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2016

    Favourable Outlook for Employment in Germany

    Aug 29, 2016: Despite a bleaker economic outlook, German industry’s willingness to hire has increased slightly. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 108.7 index points in August after 108.1 in the previous month. Manufacturing in particular plans to recruit more new staff, despite the concern in the EU over the Brexit vote. Details

  7. Ifo Export Climate for July 2016

    Ifo Export Climate Falls Slightly

    Aug 29, 2016: The Ifo Export Climate indicator fell from 0.38 index points in June to 0.29 points in July. The decline was due to the slight deterioration of corporate and consumer confidence abroad. Price competitiveness remained at the level of the previous month and had thus no stimulating effect on the export climate. Details

  8. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for August 2016

    Weakened Export Expectations in German Industry

    Aug 26, 2016: German industry is again anticipating fewer orders from abroad. Export expectations fell from 5.0 balance points in July to 4.7 points in August. The Brexit vote is showing its effect. Details

  9. Results of the August 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Clear Worsening of the Ifo Business Climate

    Aug 25, 2016: Business confidence in Germany has clearly worsened. The Ifo Business Climate Index fell from 108.3 points in July to 106.2 points in August. Both the current business situation and the expectations for the next six months were assessed more poorly by the companies than in the previous month. The German economy has fallen into a summer slump. Details

  10. Results of the August 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Rises Again

    Aug 25, 2016: In the service sector, business confidence has brightened again. The indicator rose from 27.7 balance points in July to 29.5. The service providers reported an improved current situation. They also assume that business will grow in the coming months. Accordingly, more firms now intend to hire new employees. Details


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