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  1. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for July 2016

    Credit Constraints Rise Marginally

    Jul 29, 2016: Credit constraints for German trade and industry edged upwards from 14.5 percent in June to 14.6 percent in July. This figure represents the share of companies reporting problems accessing bank credit. The financing environment, especially for banking credit, remains very good for German companies. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for July 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Falls

    Jul 28, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in the eastern German Länder clouded over somewhat in July on a seasonally adjusted basis. Eastern German companies were markedly less satisfied with their current business situation than in June. They were, however, marginally more optimistic about business developments for the months ahead. Details

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

    German Companies Continue Search for Staff

    Jul 27, 2016: Potentially higher uncertainty in the wake of the Brexit vote failed to have any negative influence on German companies’ willingness to recruit staff this month. The Ifo Employment Barometer edged upwards to 108.1 index points in July and German companies still plan to recruit additional staff, especially in the service sector. Details

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

    Export Expectations Fall

    Jul 26, 2016: German business expect fewer stimuli from abroad. Their export expectations fell from 7.9 balance points in June to 5.0 balance points in July. The decline is partly due to uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote. Details

  5. Results of the July 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Deteriorates Slightly

    Jul 25, 2016: Sentiment in the German economy weakened slightly in the wake of the Brexit referendum. The Ifo Business Climate Index fell from 108.7 points in June to 108.3 points in July. This was due to far less optimistic business expectations on the part of companies. Assessments of the current business situation, by contrast, improved slightly. The German economy proves resilient. Details

  6. Results of the July 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Rises

    Jul 25, 2016: In the service sector the mood continued to brighten. The business climate indicator rose to 27.6 balance points in July from 27.3 balance points in June. Assessments of the current business situation were downwardly revised slightly, but remained at a very good level. Business expectations, by contrast, improved significantly. In line with these developments, service providers one again plan to recruit more staff. Details

  7. Ifo Export Climate for June 2016

    Ifo Export Climate Indicator Rises Sharply

    Jul 25, 2016: The Ifo Export Climate indicator rose from 0.17 index points in May to 0.39 points in June. The sharp rise was particularly due to an improvement in corporate and consumer confidence abroad, while the slight upturn in price competitiveness also had a stimulating effect on the climate. Details

  8. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in June 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Falls

    Jul 10, 2016: Ahead of the Brexit Referendum the Ifo Business Climate in Saxony clouded over. The Ifo Business Climate Index for German and Eastern German trade and industry, by contrast, rose. In the Free State of Saxony survey participants downwardly corrected their assessments of their current business situation and their business expectations slightly after recent sharp increases. Details

  9. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Rises

    Jun 30, 2016: Ahead of the Brexit referendum, the Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry in the eastern German Länder rose marginally in June. Eastern German companies assessed their current business situation as somewhat better than last month and the six-month business outlook deteriorated only negligibly. Overall, sentiment remains positive. Details

  10. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for June 2016

    Credit Constraints Edge Upwards

    Jun 29, 2016: Credit constraints for German trade and industry crept up to 14.5 percent from 14.2 percent last month. This figure represents the share of companies reporting problems accessing bank credit. German firms still have no problems obtaining bank loans and this climate is not expected to change in the months ahead. Details


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