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Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the January 2017 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Falls

    Jan 25, 2017: Sentiment among German managers weakened in January. The Ifo Business Climate Index fell to 109.8 points this month from 111.0 points in December. Companies expressed greater satisfaction with their current business situation, but are less optimistic about their six-month business outlook. The German economy made a less confident start to the year. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the January 2017 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Index for the Service Sector Falls

    Jan 26, 2017: Service providers’ high spirits waned again in January. The Business Climate Index for the Service Sector fell to 109.3 points this month from 110.8 points in December. Service providers were slightly less satisfied with their current business situation and are less optimistic about the months ahead. Many service providers are nevertheless planning to recruit additional staff. Prices are expected to rise in many segments. Details

  1. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for January 2017

    German Firms Less Eager to Recruit

    Jan 27, 2017: German firms are still planning to recruit additional staff, but on a smaller scale than in previous months. The Ifo Employment Barometer dropped to 110.7 points in January from 111.8 points in December. Employment growth in Germany is nevertheless expected to continue in 2017. Details

  1. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for January 2017

    German Exporters More Optimistic Despite Trump

    Jan 27, 2017: German exporters started the year in an optimistic mood. Their export expectations rose from 8.2 balance points in December to 12.0 balance points in January. The German economy currently seems unfazed by the protectionist rhetoric of the new US President. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for January 2017

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Declines

    Jan 30, 2017: The seasonally-adjusted Ifo Business Climate Index for trade and industry in Eastern Germany declined slightly at the start of the year. Although business was somewhat better than in December, expectations for the first half of 2017 clouded over markedly. After several months of growing optimism, Eastern German companies were clearly less positive about the future in January. Details

  1. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in January 2017

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Declines

    Feb 10, 2017: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for trade and industry (seasonally-adjusted) in the Free State of Saxony fell in January. After expressing growing optimism for several months in succession, survey participants from all sectors downwardly revised their business situation markedly this month. They expressed similar levels of satisfaction with their current business situation as in December. The business climate indices in eastern Germany and Germany fell overall. Details


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