1. 20.07.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey | Germany
    Stimmungsindikator Informationswirtschaft

    Six months into the year, economic sentiment among the companies in the information economy sector continues to be optimistic, as suggested by the current reading of the Economic Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy. The indicator takes into account the companies' current business situation and business expectations. With a current value of 63.7 points, the sentiment indicator clearly exceeds the critical 50-point mark, signalling a positive economic climate in the information economy. This is the result of a survey in the information economy conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in June 2015.

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  2. 27.04.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey | Cyclical indicator
    Stimmungsindikator Informationswirtschaft

    The economic sentiment among businesses in the information economy currently remains favourable. The ZEW Sentiment Indicator, which considers the current business situation as well as the companies' business expectations, has reached 63.4 points. Compared to the first quarter of 2015, expectations regarding economic development have shown improvement in the second quarter of 2015. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in March 2015 in the information economy (further information regarding the survey is available at the bottom of this press release).

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  3. 27.01.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey | Cyclical indicator
    Stimmungsindikator der Informationswirtschaft.

    The positive economic trend for the German information economy continues. The companies in the information economy sector are largely optimistic concerning the economic situation in the fourth quarter of 2014 as well as the economic development in the first three months of 2015. The ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy, which is based on assessments of the current situation and on expectations, had a reading of 64.4 points at year end. This is the result of a survey in the information economy conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in December 2014.

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  4. 12.12.2014 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    ICT | Information and communication

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are drivers of innovation in traditional German sectors like mechanical engineering, vehicle construction and the electrical industry. Since the beginning of 2013, 36 per cent of industrial companies have introduced ICT-based innovations in Germany. Across all sectors, software and the Internet are key components in ICT-driven innovations. Prospects are bright for the Internet economy. The sector continued to grow over the past year and now accounts for business activities worth about EUR 85 billion. These are the findings of the study “Monitoring the German Information and Communication Economy” carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in collaboration with TNS Infratest on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

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  5. 27.10.2014 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    knowledge-intensive industry | ICT | Media Industries | ZEW ICT Survey | Germany
    Stimmungsindikator Informationswirtschaft

    In the third quarter of 2014, the economic sentiment among companies in the information economy remains positive. Even though the ZEW Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy has recorded a quarter-on-quarter drop by 1.6 points, the high level of 63.1 points signals an ongoing positive development of the sector.

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  6. 22.07.2014 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    knowledge-intensive industry | ZEW ICT Survey | Media Industries | Information and communication | ICT

    Optimism has continued among companies in the information economy in the second quarter of 2014. Reflecting this positive trend, the ZEW Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy has stabilised at an impressive total of 64.7 points. In the second quarter of 2014, the sub-indicators for the business situation and business expectations in the information economy have converged again.

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  7. 17.04.2014 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey | Information society

    The economic sentiment within the information economy sector has remained positive throughout the first quarter of 2014. Compared to the previous quarter, the ZEW Sentiment Indicator Information Economy has increased slightly by 0.3 points. With a total value of 64.8 points, the indicator clearly exceeds the crucial 50-points mark; undercutting this mark is a sign of impending deterioration of economic sentiment. The sentiment indicator for the entire information economy has performed on an almost constant level, which is eclipsing the opposite trends of the sub-indicators to a certain degree. The slightly weaker assessment of the current business situation is outbalanced by the optimistic expectations for the future economic development. The high figures recorded for the business situation (60.4 points) and business expectations (69.6 points) signal an ongoing positive development of the business situation and an optimistic outlook for the information economy. These are the findings of a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) among representatives from the information economy in March 2014.

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  8. 20.01.2014 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey | Information society

    Despite a slight setback, the information economy remains optimistic in the new year. This is reflected in the ZEW Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy, which has reached a total of 64.5 points in the fourth quarter of 2013. Even though it has dropped by 1.8 points compared to the previous quarter, it is still well above the crucial 50-points mark. A value below that mark signals a worsening economic sentiment. The slight setback, which is the first in more than a year, can be attributed to an unfavourable development of business expectations for the first quarter of 2014. The corresponding sub-indicator has lost 6.1 points and now stands at 60.8 points. By contrast, the sub-indicator of the business situation in the fourth quarter of 2013 has increased to 68.6 points – most probably due to the year-end business. These are the findings of a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in the information economy sector in December 2013.

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  9. 22.10.2013 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey | Information society

    Economic sentiment in the information economy has continued to improve in the third quarter of 2013. The ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator in the Information Economy has increased by four points compared to the previous quarter and reaches a total of 66.3 points. The companies' assessment of their business situation in the third quarter as well as their business expecations for the fourth quarter are extremely positive. Reaching values of 65.7 points and 66.9 points, both sub-indicators gain stability on a high level. Sentiment in the media industry, which used to be the sector’s "problem child", also brightened up significantly. These are the findings of a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in the information economy sector in September 2013.

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  10. 20.08.2013 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Information society | Job | Business survey

    Location-independent working is on the rise. Thanks to modern communication technologies, an increasing number of people are able to carry their work with them wherever they go, allowing them to be of service to their clients, colleagues and superiors no matter where they are. A representative business survey in the information economy concluded by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) shows that such statements are no longer visions, but have become real.

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