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Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the June 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Falls

    Jun 24, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell to 107.4 points in June from 108.5 points last month. The indicator for the current business situation declined this month following three successive increases. Business expectations deteriorated for the third consecutive month and are now only slightly optimistic. The outlook for the German economy is overcast. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the June 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the Service Sector Continues to Rise

    Jun 24, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Indicator for the German service sector increased to 27.1 balance points in June from 26.1 points last month. The indicator reached its highest level since July 2011. Assessments of the current business situation deteriorated slightly. Looking ahead, however, service providers expect business to pick up markedly over the next few months. They still intend to hire additional staff, but scaled back their recruitment plans compared to May. Details

  1. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    Credit Constraints Hit Successive Historic Lows

    Jun 29, 2015: It has never been so easy for German companies to access bank credit. Credit constraints for German companies fell to 15.1 percent in June from 15.7 percent last month, hitting a historic low once again. The flood of money in Europe from the European Central Bank is having an impact. German companies are almost being pressed to accept bank loans. Details

  1. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    German Companies Scale Back Recruitment Plans Slightly

    Jun 26, 2015: German companies are currently hiring a slightly lower number of new staff than in May. The Ifo Employment Barometer edged downwards in June to 107.8 index points from 108.2 points last month. The service sector remains the main driver behind these developments. Details

  1. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    Export Outlook for Manufacturing Somewhat Less Optimistic

    Jun 25, 2015: The export expectations for German manufacturing clouded over a little this month, falling to 9.2 balance points in June from 10.4 points in May. This marks the third consecutive decrease. The increase in exports continued to weaken. The expansive effects of the euro depreciation are slowly disappearing. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Clouds Over

    Jun 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in eastern Germany fell in June from 107.2 points in May to 105.7 points this month. This brings the climate indicator back down to a level last seen in mid-2013. The deterioration in the business climate was due to assessments of the current business situation, which were markedly more cautious. Moreover, eastern German survey participants continued to assess their six-month business outlook somewhat less favourably. The wrestling over Greece is sparking uncertainty in the eastern German economy. Details

  1. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in May 2015

    Business Climate in Saxony

    Jun 10, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade fell slightly in May to 108.5 points from 108.6 in the previous month. In eastern Germany and in Saxony, however, the fall in the climate indicators was more precipitous. In Saxony, the significant deterioration in the business climate for industry and trade was due to the assessments of the business outlook for the next six months. The surveyed companies in Saxony expect, overall, an unfavourable business development in the near future. Furthermore, the Saxon survey participants were no longer quite so satisfied with their current business situation. The German domestic labour disputes and uncertainty about the resolution of the Greek crisis had a retarding influence on the Saxon economy in May. Details


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