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

    Credit Constraint Indicator Falls to New Historic Low

    Aug 28, 2015: German companies have fewer problems financing themselves with money from the banks. The credit constraint indicator for industry and trade in Germany fell to 15.0 percent in August, after 15.4 percent in the previous month. This is a new historic low. With the huge amounts of money pumped into the banks, the ECB is enticing them to an unprecedented nonchalance in lending. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2015

    Renewed Increase in the Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany

    Aug 27, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate for eastern German industry and trade improved in August. The surveyed eastern German firms are again more satisfied with their current business than last month. In the business expectations for the coming six months, there was no change over July. The eastern German economy is moving along a solid growth path. Details

  3. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2015

    German Firms Plan to Hire Additional Staff

    Aug 27, 2015: German companies intend to hire more people. In August, the Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 108.3 points from 107.2 in the previous month. In all sectors except manufacturing, more companies plan to hire additional employees. The robust economy in Germany is having a positive effect on the labour market. Details

  4. Ifo Export Expectations - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2015

    German Industry Expects Slower Export Growth

    Aug 26, 2015: In terms of exports, German industry has become more pessimistic, export expectations having clouded over in August. In an Ifo survey, they fell to 7.4 balance points compared to 7.7 in July. The companies still expect growth in exports, however, but to a lesser extent. The difficult economic situation in emerging markets and China continues to have a dampening effect on exporters. Details

  5. Ifo Business Climate Germany - Results of the August 2015 Ifo Business Survey

    Renewed Increase in the Ifo Business Climate Index

    Aug 25, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for German industry and trade rose in August to 108.3 points from 108.0 in the previous month. Satisfaction with the current situation has again increased significantly. However, the companies were somewhat less optimistic regarding future business. The German economy continues to be a rock in turbulent waters. Details

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