The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has increased for the second time in a row in April 2016. The index has gained 6.9 points compared to the previous month, now totaling 11.2 points (long-term average: 24.5 points). "Surprisingly positive economic news from China seems to have improved the sentiment amongst financial market experts. On balance, however, the continued poor growth in China and other important emerging markets continues to be a burden for the German export industry. Furthermore, concern about Great Britain’s possible exit from the EU seems to be having a negative impact", comments Professor Sascha Steffen, Head of the Research Department "International Finance and Financial Management" at ZEW.