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  1. 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

  2. Results of the Ifo Architects Survey of 1st quarter 2017

    Ifo Architects Survey: Planning Contract Figures for Residential Buildings Continue to Climb

    Mar 23, 2017: The business climate improved clearly at the beginning of the first quarter of 2017, according to the results of the Ifo Institute’s survey of freelance architects. Details

  3. Randstad Ifo Personnel Manager Survey for Quarter 4 2016

    Retirement at 63 Impacts Majority of Companies

    Mar 9, 2017: The latest Randstad Ifo Personnel Manager Survey analyses how many companies have employees who have already taken early retirement at 63, their positions and whether companies generally struggle to fill the positions left vacant. The survey results show that over half of the companies surveyed are already affected by retirement at 63, with 52% of companies reporting employees taking early retirement. More companies were affected in manufacturing (62%) than in distribution (53%) and the service sector (44%). A further 12% of all firms reported that although none of their employees have taken early retirement at 63 to date, they expect them to do so in the next two years. Details

  4. Results of the Ifo Investment Survey for German manufacturing in Autumn 2016

    German Manufacturers: Willingness to Invest Increases

    Mar 9, 2017: Investment by German manufacturers rose by 3% in 2016, according to the results of the latest Ifo Investment Survey. In 2017 manufacturers plan to increase their spending on investment by 5% (almost 5% in real terms). The key factors driving investment are fairly balanced, with investment in expansion and in replacement procurement accounting for a third of expenditure in 2017 respectively. Details

  5. Regional evaluation for Saxony of the Ifo Business Survey in February 2017

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Saxony Declines Again

    Mar 7, 2017: The Ifo Business Climate for trade and industry in the Free State of Saxony cooled down marginally in February. This was due to poorer business expectations on the part of survey participants. The business situation, by contrast, improved slightly. In Eastern Germany the business climate index also edged downwards, while it rose somewhat in Germany overall. Details

  6. Results of the Ifo Business Survey for February 2017

    Ifo Business Climate Index for Eastern Germany Declines

    Feb 27, 2017: Unlike in Germany as a whole, the Business Climate Index for eastern German trade and industry fell significantly in February and deteriorated from 109.8 points to 109.4 points this month. Although survey participants’ assessments of the current business situation improved slightly, the six-month business outlook clouded over markedly. Details

  7. Ifo Export Expectations - Ifo Business Survey for February 2017

    German Exporters More Optimistic

    Feb 24, 2017: German exporters expressed growing optimism in February. The Ifo Export Expectations rose from 12.1 balance points in January to 14.6 balance points this month. These figures point to a clear upturn in exports in the first quarter, with no sign of any “Trump” effect visible to date. Companies that export to the USA even reported a slightly improved outlook. Details

  8. Ifo Employment Barometer - Results of the Ifo Business Survey for February 2017

    German Companies Marginally Less Keen to Recruit

    Feb 24, 2017: German companies were marginally less keen to expand their staff bases this month, but recruitment levels nevertheless remain high. The Ifo Employment Barometer edged downwards to 110.6 points in February from 110.7 points last month. While the employment dynamic is losing impetus in the service sector, it remains strong in manufacturing. Details

  9. Results of the February 2017 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index for the Service Sector Falls

    Feb 23, 2017: Sentiment in the service sector continued to weaken in February. The business climate index fell to 108.5 points this month from 109.3 points in January. While service providers were somewhat more satisfied with their current business situation, they expressed less confidence about their six-month business outlook. They nevertheless plan to recruit additional staff. Details

  10. Results of the February 2017 Ifo Business Survey

    Ifo Business Climate Index Rises

    Feb 22, 2017: Sentiment among German managers improved this month. The Ifo Business Climate Index rose to 111.0 points in February from 109.9 (seasonally adjusted) points last month. Assessments of the current business situation reached their highest level since August 2011. Companies also expressed greater optimism about the months ahead. After making a cautious start to the year, the German economy is back on track. Details


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