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  1. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for October 2014

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Continues To Slide

    Oct 30, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate for Eastern German trade and industry deteriorated considerably once again in October. Eastern German companies are no longer as satisfied with their current business situation as last month. Moreover, pessimism about future business developments continued to grow. After a strong first six months in terms of the business cycle, positive overall economic developments in Eastern Germany are coming under increasing pressure. Details

  2. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for October 2014

    German Service Providers Plan to Recruit More Staff

    Oct 29, 2014: German companies intend to recruit more staff. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 107.0 index points, after 106.1 in September. As in August, the main driver of this development was the service sector, which does not seem to be deeply affected by negative business fluctuations. Details

  3. Ifo Business Climate Germany - Results of the October 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Continues to Fall

    Oct 27, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in October to 103.2 points from 104.7 points in the previous month. Assessments of the current business situation were once again less favourable than last month. Expectations with regard to the six-month business outlook continued to cloud over. The outlook for the German economy deteriorated once again. Details

  4. Ifo President Sinn Criticises ECB Stress Test As “Too Tame”

    Oct 26, 2014: Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn has criticised the European Central Bank’s (ECB) stress test for banks as “too tame”. Details

  5. Minimum Wage and Economic Growth – Politicians are Mistaken

    Oct 17, 2014: “Politicians are mistaken if they think that the statutory minimum wage recently passed by the German Parliament will not dampen economic activity and growth prospects”, says Niklas Potrafke, head of the Ifo Centre for Public Finance and Political Economy. “In fact, the minimum wage, which will take effect in January, is already subduing economic and growth prospects as businesses proactively factor in this prescribed wage level. The companies have anticipated that unit labour costs will rise and accordingly are already investing less. This is clouding the economic outlook and dampening long-term economic growth.” Details

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