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

    Credit Constraints Hit Successive Historic Lows

    Jun 29, 2015: It has never been so easy for German companies to access bank credit. Credit constraints for German companies fell to 15.1 percent in June from 15.7 percent last month, hitting a historic low once again. The flood of money in Europe from the European Central Bank is having an impact. German companies are almost being pressed to accept bank loans. Details

  2. Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn Supports Orderly Grexit

    Jun 28, 2015: Ifo President Hans-Werner Sinn has spoken out in favour of an orderly Grexit. “The foreseeable insolvency of Greece is deeply regrettable. Greece now needs to immediately introduce a new electronic currency as legal tender and must stop all euro payment orders to other countries abroad and impose capital controls”, Sinn said on Sunday. “The new currency would devalue against the euro, which would make the country competitive again.” Details

  3. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    Ifo Business Climate for Eastern Germany Clouds Over

    Jun 26, 2015: The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in eastern Germany fell in June from 107.2 points in May to 105.7 points this month. This brings the climate indicator back down to a level last seen in mid-2013. The deterioration in the business climate was due to assessments of the current business situation, which were markedly more cautious. Moreover, eastern German survey participants continued to assess their six-month business outlook somewhat less favourably. The wrestling over Greece is sparking uncertainty in the eastern German economy. Details

  4. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    German Companies Scale Back Recruitment Plans Slightly

    Jun 26, 2015: German companies are currently hiring a slightly lower number of new staff than in May. The Ifo Employment Barometer edged downwards in June to 107.8 index points from 108.2 points last month. The service sector remains the main driver behind these developments. Details

  5. Ifo Export Expectations - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for June 2015

    Export Outlook for Manufacturing Somewhat Less Optimistic

    Jun 25, 2015: The export expectations for German manufacturing clouded over a little this month, falling to 9.2 balance points in June from 10.4 points in May. This marks the third consecutive decrease. The increase in exports continued to weaken. The expansive effects of the euro depreciation are slowly disappearing. Details

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