“The slight improvement recorded by the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment is largely based on the hope that the global economic environment will develop less poorly than previously assumed. The postponement of the Brexit deadline may also have contributed to buoy the economic outlook. By contrast, the latest figures regarding incoming orders and industrial production in the German industry point to a rather weak economic development,” comments ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach.
Financial market experts’ sentiment concerning the economic development of the eurozone has also improved once again, with the corresponding indicator climbing 7.0 points to a current level of 4.5 points compared to the previous month. By contrast, the assessment of the current economic situation in the eurozone saw a further decrease, falling by 6.6 points to a current level of minus 13.2 points compared to March. The economic outlook for the eurozone therefore also remains rather subdued.