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  1. Ifo Institute Sceptical About Accelerated Expansion of High-Speed Internet in Germany

    Oct 27, 2016: The Ifo Institute is sceptical about the accelerated expansion of high-speed internet in Germany. “All of the information at our disposal indicates that consumers and companies currently make little use of very high-speed internet connections,” said Oliver Falck, Director of the Ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies. Details

  2. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for October 2016

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Rises

    Oct 27, 2016: The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in the eastern German Länder brightened once again in October. Eastern German survey participants were slightly more satisfied than last month. They also reported a more positive short-term business outlook. Details

  3. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for October 2016

    Hiring by German Companies Continues Unabated

    Oct 27, 2016: German companies are planning to recruit more additional staff this month. The Ifo Employment Barometer rose to 110.7 points in October from 110.2 points last month, reaching its second highest level ever. Companies in nearly all branches are continuing to look for additional personnel. Details

  4. Ifo Export Expectations - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for October 2016

    German Manufacturers’ Export Expectations Continue to Climb

    Oct 26, 2016: German manufacturers are expecting a significant rise in the number of orders from abroad. Their export expectations rose from 8.8 balance points in September to 14.1 balance points in October, marking their sharpest upturn since February 2013. German exporters are increasingly benefiting from the brighter world economic situation. Details

  5. Ifo Business Climate Germany - Results of the October 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Continues to Improve

    Oct 25, 2016: Sentiment in the German economy continued to improve this month. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose from 109.5 points in September to 110.5 points in October. Companies were more satisfied with their current business situation. They also expressed far greater optimism about the months ahead. The upturn in the German economy is gathering impetus. Details

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