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  1. Ifo Export Expectations - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2017

    German Exporters’ Optimism Continues to Grow

    Mar 29, 2017: German exporters are slightly more optimistic than last month. The Ifo Export Expectations rose from 14.5 balance points in February to 14.7 balance points in March. German exporters remain unconcerned by political uncertainty worldwide. They are also benefiting from the favourable current economic situation in their sales markets. Details

  2. Fuest Calls for Cooperative Brexit Negotiations and Transitional Agreements to Limit Damages from Brexit

    Mar 29, 2017: Ifo President Clemens Fuest is calling for cooperative Brexit negotiations. He argues that action needs to be taken as quickly as possible to limit the emerging uncertainty. Details

  3. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for March 2017

    German Companies’ Willingness to Recruit Wanes Slightly

    Mar 29, 2017: German companies’ willingness to recruit waned slightly this month, but remains at a very high level. The Ifo Employment Barometer dropped to 109.4 points in March from 110.6 points last month. Last year’s big recruitment drive appears to be slowing down slightly. Details

  4. Results of the March 2017 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index for the Service Sector Continues to Fall

    Mar 28, 2017: Sentiment in the service sector continued to weaken. The business climate index fell to 108.1 points in March from 108.6 points. In a repeat of last month’s developments service providers were more satisfied with their current business situation, but they expressed less confidence about their six-month business outlook. The expectations index fell to its lowest level since August 2014. Details

  5. Ifo Business Climate Germany - Results of the March 2017 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises

    Mar 27, 2017: Sentiment among German managers continues to improve this month. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose to 112.3 points in March from 111.1 (seasonally adjusted) points last month, reaching its highest level since July 2011. The upwards trend in assessments of the current business situation continues unabated. The business outlook for companies also improved again this month. The upswing in the German economy is gaining impetus. Details


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