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Ifo Business Climate

  1. Results of the Novermber 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises Markedly

    Nov 24, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade rose considerably to 109.0 points in November from 108.2 points in October. Assessments of the current business situation improved. Optimism with a view to future business developments also continued to increase for the third consecutive month. The German economy remains unaffected by growing uncertainty worldwide. Not even the Paris attacks had a negative impact on survey data. Details

Ifo Business Survey

  1. Results of the November 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    German Service Sector: Ifo Business Climate Indicator Hits New Record High

    Nov 24, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate indicator for the German service sector rose to 33.4 balance points this month, exceeding the record high of 32.5 balance points reached in October. This was due to service providers’ optimistic expectations, which also reached an all-time high. By contrast, they slightly scaled back their very good assessments of the current business situation. Service providers still intend to recruit additional staff. Details

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

    German Companies Enjoy Increasingly Easy Access to Credit

    Nov 27, 2015: It is increasingly easy for German companies to access credit. Credit constraints for German trade and industry fell to 14.5 percent in November from 14.9 percent last month, marking a new historical low. In view of the European Central bank’s zero interest rate policy, credit constraints currently pose very few problems for the majority of German companies. Details

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

    German Firms Continue to Expand Staff Base

    Nov 26, 2015: German companies reported growing demand for new staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 109.9 points in November from 109.1 points last month, marking its fourth consecutive increase. Developments in employment continue to follow a clearly upward path. Details

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

    German Industry Expects Stronger Growth in Exports

    Nov 25, 2015: German manufacturers are more optimistic about the short-term future. The Ifo Export Expectations in November compensated for last month’s fall. The index returned to 7.5 balance points in November from 5.9 balance points in October. The weakness of the euro is contributing to these developments. Details

Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany

  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for November 2015

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern German Länder Rises Sharply

    Nov 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate for Eastern German trade and industry brightened clearly in November. The climate indicator rose markedly to 110.7 index points from 108.2 points last month. Eastern German survey participants were more satisfied with their current business situation this month. Moreover, optimism about future business developments grew significantly; with business expectations returning to a level last seen at the end of 2010. The terrible events in Paris and international turbulence have had no negative impact on the Eastern German economy to date. Details

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

    Situation in Saxon Manufacturing Increasingly Worrying

    Nov 10, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German trade and industry fell to 108.2 index points from 108.5 index points last month. The business climate for the eastern German Länder also deteriorated this month. The climate indicator for the Free State of Saxony, by contrast, stagnated at the same level seen in September. Saxon survey participants are no longer quite as satisfied with their current business situation as last month. But they are more optimistic about future business developments. The Saxon economy is proving robust in the face of international turbulence. Details

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