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  1. Economists Panel for July 2016: German Economists Favour Free Trade Agreements TTIP and CETA

    Jul 27, 2016: The majority of German economics professors are in favour of the planned free trade agreements TTIP and CETA. These are the results of the latest economists panel, a monthly survey conducted by the Ifo Institute in cooperation with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. According to the panel, around 72% of the 124 professors surveyed support the agreement with Canada (CETA); while around two thirds advocate an agreement with the United States (TTIP). Details

  2. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for July 2016

    German Companies Continue Search for Staff

    Jul 27, 2016: Potentially higher uncertainty in the wake of the Brexit vote failed to have any negative influence on German companies’ willingness to recruit staff this month. The Ifo Employment Barometer edged upwards to 108.1 index points in July and German companies still plan to recruit additional staff, especially in the service sector. Details

  3. Ifo Export Expectations - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for July 2016

    Export Expectations Fall

    Jul 26, 2016: German business expect fewer stimuli from abroad. Their export expectations fell from 7.9 balance points in June to 5.0 balance points in July. The decline is partly due to uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote. Details

  4. Ifo Business Climate Germany - Results of the July 2016 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Deteriorates Slightly

    Jul 25, 2016: Sentiment in the German economy weakened slightly in the wake of the Brexit referendum. The Ifo Business Climate Index fell from 108.7 points in June to 108.3 points in July. This was due to far less optimistic business expectations on the part of companies. Assessments of the current business situation, by contrast, improved slightly. The German economy proves resilient. Details

  5. Ifo President Fuest Favours Eight Percent Inheritance Tax Flat Rate

    Jul 15, 2016: Ifo President Clemens Fuest favours an inheritance tax flat rate of eight percent in Germany. “That would be the simplest and fairest solution,” he said on Friday in Munich. Details

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