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  1. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for August 2014

    Financing Conditions in Germany Continue to be Excellent

    Aug 29, 2014: German companies continue to have easy access to bank loans. The credit constraint indicator for German industry and trade fell in August to 17.9 percent, compared with 18.2 percent the previous month. The credit constraint indicator has now been below the 20% mark for 16 months. Financing conditions for German firms continue to be excellent. Details

  2. German manufacturing planned to invest nine percent more

    Aug 28, 2014: The manufacturing sector in Germany intended to increase its investment by almost nine percent this year. This was the result produced by the investment survey of the Ifo Institute of 2,400 companies that was conducted in April and May of this year. In the meantime, the Ifo Business Climate Index has fallen several times. Against this background it remains to be seen whether the ambitious investment plans in manufacturing for 2014 will be fully realised. Last year, investment in manufacturing grew by only one percent to 55 billion euros. Here, the manufacturers also initially had larger plans of about four percent growth, as the Ifo Institute reports in its ifo Schnelldienst 16/2014 on Thursday. Details

  3. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2014

    Renewed Worsening of the Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany

    Aug 28, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in the eastern German states fell in August from 109.0 in the previous month to 108.4 index points. The eastern German survey respondents are not as satisfied with their current situation as last month. The expectations for the future course of business, however, remain almost unchanged in August. The positive current state of the eastern German economy has become a bit cloudier in August. Details

  4. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for August 2014

    German Firms Show Increased Willingness to Hire Despite Geopolitical Crises

    Aug 27, 2014: Despite the geopolitical tension, German companies’ propensity to hire has strengthened. The Ifo Employment Barometer for Germany rose in August to 107.0 index points, after 106.0 in July. The main driver of this development was the service sector, which is mainly domestically oriented and thus less affected by global political events. Details

  5. Ifo Business Climate Germany - Results of the August 2014 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index in Further Decline

    Aug 25, 2014: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell in August to 106.3 points from 108.0 in the previous month. The firms were again less satisfied with their current business situation. Also with regard to the further course of business, they are more sceptical than in the previous month. The German economy continues to lose steam. Details

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