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  • 15 News

June 2014

17.06.2014 – ZEW (jrr/fmo/ggr)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Economic Expectations Decrease Again

The ZEW Economic Expectations for Germany worsened once again in June 2014. The respective indicator has lost 3.3 points. Now standing at 29.8 points (long-term average: 24.7 points), the indicator has decreased for the sixth time in a row. The recent decrease, however, was notably less significant than the May decrease, when the indicator lost more than ten points. read more

April 2014

15.04.2014 – ZEW (fmo/jri/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Damped Optimism

Economic expectations for Germany have slightly declined in April 2014. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment has decreased by 3.4 points and now stands at a still remarkable level of 43.2 points (historical average: 24.6 points). The cautious expectations in this month’s survey are likely to be caused by the Ukraine conflict, which is still creating uncertainty. Furthermore, the slight decline in economic expectations has taken place against the backdrop of a very positive evaluation of the current economic situation in Germany. read more

March 2014

18.03.2014 – ZEW (fmo/jri/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Economic Expectations Burdened by Crimea Crisis

Economic Expectations for Germany have worsened in March 2014. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment has decreased by 9.1 points and now stands at a level of 46.6 points (historical average: 24.6 points). "In this month’s survey the Crimea Crisis is weighing on experts’ economic expectations for Germany. Nevertheless, the indicator’s level suggests that the economic upswing is currently not at risk,” says ZEW President Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest. The indicator reflecting the expert’s assessment of the current economic situation for Germany has improved by 1.3 points in March, reaching a level of 51.3 points. read more

February 2014

18.02.2014 – ZEW (fmo/jri/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Ecnomic Sentiment - Economic Expectations Decline but Remain at a High Level

Economic Expectations for Germany have declined in February 2014. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment has decreased by 6.0 points and now stands at a level of 55.7 points (historical average: 24.5 points). read more

January 2014

21.01.2014 – ZEW (fmo/jri/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Ecnomic Sentiment - Positive Sentiment among Financial Market Experts Persists

Hovering at a high level, economic expectations for Germany have moved sideways in this month’s survey. In January 2014 the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment has decreased only marginally by 0.3 points and now stands at the 61.7 points-mark (historical average: 24.4 points). read more

14.01.2014 – ZEW (cra/kbo)

2013 German Innovation Survey - Expenditures on Innovation Rise Though Less Firms Introduced Innovations

Enterprises in Germany are planning to expand innovation expenditure in 2013 and 2014. Having reached an impressive value of EUR 137.4 billion in 2012, the expenditures on innovation of the German economy will increase by 3.7 per cent in 2013, thus reaching EUR 142.6 billion. A further increase of innovation budgets by 3.0 per cent to EUR 146.9 billion is planned for 2014. These are the findings of the current German Innovation Survey, which was carried out in spring and summer of 2013. For this survey, more than 16,100 enterprises from the industry and services sector were asked about their actual and planned expenditures on innovations. The survey is carried out annually by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research as well as the infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. read more

September 2013

17.09.2013 – ZEW (fmo/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Experts more Optimistic

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has increased by 7.6 points in September 2013. The indicator now stands at a level of 49.6 points (historical average: 23.8 points). read more

August 2013

13.08.2013 – ZEW (fmo/jri/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Economic Expectations Improve

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany increased by 5.7 points in August 2013. The indicator now stands at the 42.0-points mark (historical average: 23.7 points). This is the highest mark since March 2013. read more

May 2013

14.05.2013 – ZEW (fmo/jri/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - ZEW Indicator Remains Unchanged

After a sharp decline last month, the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany moved sideways in May 2013. The indicator gained 0.1 points compared to the previous month and is now hovering at the 36.4-points mark. read more

April 2013

16.04.2013 – ZEW (fmo/jri/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Optimism Subdued

In April 2013 the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has fallen by 12.2 points and is now at a level of 36.3 points. Despite its decline, the indicator currently hovers at its third highest mark within the last 24 months. The current level has only been exceeded in the two preceding months. read more

December 2012

11.12.2012 – zew (cdi/fmo/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Cautious Optimism

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has increased by 22.6 points in December 2012. It now stands at a level of 6.9 points, thereby reaching positive territory for the first time since May 2012. read more

November 2012

13.11.2012 – ZEW (cdi/fmo/kbo)

ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Expectations Remain Cautious

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has dropped by 4.2 points in November 2012. It now stands at a level of minus 15.7 points. read more

August 2010

04.08.2010 – ZEW (kfi/kbo)

Hong Kong and Singapore Most Attractive Places For German Investors – Large Divide Regarding Tax Burden in Asia-Pacific Region

Hong Kong and Singapore are the particularly attractive for German investors due to tax reasons. For foreign direct investments, German investors only have to shoulder an effective tax burden of 11.8 percent in Hong Kong and 17.3 percent in Singapore. However, on average, taxes are higher for German investors in the Asia/Pacific region, India and Russia than domestic investments in Germany. These are the findings of a recently published study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the University of Oxford. The study analyses the tax burden on German and US-American direct investments in the Asia-Pacific region, India and Russia. read more

February 2008

20.02.2008 – ZEW (mko/kvs)

ZEW Survey Among Financial Market Experts – Customers Have to Expect Additional Closings of Savings Banks and Mutual Savings Banks

The consolidation in the German banking sector will continue in the future. Especially German savings banks and mutual savings banks will close additional branches. On the contrary, foreign private banks will increasingly invest in the establishment of new branches. These are the findings of a recent study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, surveying around 277 financial market experts. read more

November 2007

19.11.2007 – ZEW (gme/kvs)

Business Start-Ups in Germany – Strong Economy Leads to New Corporate Service Providers

In 2006, the number of companies offering corporate services increased considerably. Compared to the previous year, the number of start-ups in this economic sector rose by four per cent. The total number of start-ups in Germany, however, remained relatively constant with 252,000 new businesses in comparison with the previous year. read more


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