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  1. Ifo Dresden Calls for More Vigorous Growth Policies in Eastern Germany

    Aug 24, 2016: Only a few weeks before the elections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Berlin, the Dresden branch of the Ifo Institute is calling for stronger growth policies in eastern Germany. "Estimates of the Ifo Institute expect that average annual GDP growth will match the average German rate only in Saxony and in Brandenburg in the period 2015 to 2030. The other eastern German states can expect, in some cases, extremely low growth rates”, according to Ifo researcher Joachim Ragnitz in an article published on Wednesday. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2016

    Ifo World Economic Climate Suffers Setback

    Aug 11, 2016: The Ifo Index for the world economy fell by 4.5 index points to 86.0 in the third quarter, dipping to its lowest level in over three years at ten index points below its long-term average. These results contrast with the improvement seen last quarter. Experts’ assessments of the current economic situation remain unfavourable, while their economic expectations are far more negative than last quarter. Sentiment in the world economy is subdued. Details

  3. Brexit Remains Primarily a European Problem

    Aug 8, 2016: Britain itself stands to suffer the most from the Brexit in economic terms, although other European Union countries – and especially Ireland – will also be negatively impacted. The Brexit is hardly expected to have any impact on North America, the Middle East and the CIS states. These are the results of a special question featured in the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 762 experts from 112 countries conducted over the period of 1 July 2016 to 27 July 2016. Details

  4. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2016

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Remains Overcast

    Aug 4, 2016: Economic sentiment in the euro area weakened this quarter, although the deterioration was only marginal. The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area fell to 111.6 points in the third quarter from 112.7 points in the second quarter, but nevertheless remains way above its long-term average. The deterioration in the economic climate was entirely due to less positive assessments of the economic outlook. The current economic situation, by contrast, improved. The economic recovery in the euro area continued this quarter, but lacked impetus. Details

  5. 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

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