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  1. Ifo World Economic Climate Brightens Slightly

    Aug 13, 2014: The Ifo Index for the world economy rose to 105.0 points from 102.3 points in the previous quarter. Both assessments of the current economic situation, as well as the economic outlook, improved somewhat versus April. World economic activity remains on the rise. The risks, however, have grown: almost three quarters of the WES experts surveyed believe that rising energy prices and supply shortages pose a moderate to high potential threat to the world economy. Details

  2. Advance results of the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES) of 3rd quarter 2014

    Ifo Economic Climate in the Euro Area Clouds Over

    Aug 6, 2014: The Ifo Index for the economic climate in the euro area fell from 123.0 points to 118.9 points in the third quarter. While assessments of the current economic situation remained unchanged at a low level, the six-month economic outlook deteriorated significantly. The experts surveyed fear rising energy prices and falling exports due to the Ukraine conflict. Details

  3. Credit Constraint Indicator - From the Ifo Business Survey for July 2014

    German Companies Continue to Enjoy Very Easy Access to Bank Loans

    Jul 31, 2014: Credit constraints for German industry fell slightly to 18.2 percent from 18.3 percent in June. As in recent months, financing conditions for German business were excellent. Details

  4. Latest Book by Hans-Werner Sinn Released

    Jul 31, 2014: The Euro Trap, the latest book by Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the Ifo Institute, has been released today by Oxford University Press. Based on his German best-seller Die Target-Falle, the new book is a significantly restructured, expanded and updated analysis of the genesis and evolution of the euro crisis, providing new insights into the economic dimensions of the measures taken to combat the crisis, those that should have been pursued instead, and those that will have to be taken to really help southern Europe to exit the crisis. Details

  5. Ifo Investment Survey for Wholesaling: Investments and Turnover on the Rise

    Jul 30, 2014: German wholesalers plan to increase their investment budget compared to last year, according to the results of the Ifo Investment Survey for Wholesaling. According to survey participants, they plan to invest more in both construction and equipment; and to increase their staff numbers. Details


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