1. 19.04.2016 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast | Business survey
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment in Germany April 2016

    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.

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  2. 22.03.2016 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast | Germany | Business survey
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment in Germany March 2016

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has slightly increased in March 2016. The index has improved by 3.3 points compared to the previous month, now standing at 4.3 points (long-term average: 24.5 points). "The uncertainty associated with the future economic development of important emerging economies, with the development of the oil price and with the external value of the euro continues to call for caution. Apparently, the renewed move of the ECB to considerably ease its monetary policy has not had a substantial effect on economic sentiment," says Professor Sascha Steffen, head of the ZEW Research Department "International Finance and Financial Management".

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  3. 16.02.2016 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast | Business survey | Germany
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment in Germany February 2016

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has declined for the second consecutive time in February 2016. The index has decreased by 9.2 points compared to the previous month, now standing at 1.0 points (long-term average: 24.6 points). "The looming slowdown of the world economy and the uncertain consequences of the falling oil price put a strain on the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment. In view of these developments, the concern over an increased credit default risk has already caused stock and bond prices for many banks in Europe, Japan and the US to slump," says Professor Sascha Steffen, head of the "International Finance and Financial Management" Research Department at ZEW.

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  4. 19.01.2016 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Short-term forecast | Cyclical indicator | Germany | Business survey
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment January 2016

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has declined in January 2016. The index has decreased by 5.9 points compared to the previous month, now standing at 10.2 points (long-term average: 24.7 points). The indicator has declined for the first time following two consecutive increases. "The beginning of the new year is characterised by capital market turmoil in China, which has also led to significant share price declines in Germany. As in the previous year, weak economic growth in China and other important emerging markets puts a strain on Germany's economic outlook," says Professor Sascha Steffen, head of the "International Finance and Financial Management" Research Department at ZEW.

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  5. 15.12.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast | Germany | Business survey
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment December 2015

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has increased for the second consecutive time in December 2015. Gaining 5.7 points compared to the previous month, the index now stands at 16.1 points (long-term average: 24.7 points).

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  6. 17.11.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Business survey | Germany | Short-term forecast | Cyclical indicator
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment November 2015

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has increased in November 2015. Gaining 8.5 points compared to the previous month, the index now stands at 10.4 points (long-term average: 24.8 points). The indicator has improved for the first time following seven consecutive declines. "The outlook for the German economy is brightening again towards the end of the year. Economic pessimism appears not to have increased after the terror attacks in Paris. The currently high level of consumption in Germany, the recent decline in the external value of the euro, and the ongoing recovery in the United States are likely to bolster the robust development of the German economy," comments ZEW President Professor Clemens Fuest.

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  7. 13.10.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Short-term forecast | Germany | Cyclical indicator | Business survey

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has further declined in October 2015. Decreasing by 10.2 points compared to the previous month, the index now stands at a level of 1.9 points (long-term average: 24.8 points). "The exhaust gas scandal of Volkswagen and the weak growth of emerging markets has dampened the economic outlook for Germany. However, the performance of the domestic economy is still good and the Euro area economy continues to recover. This makes it rather unlikely that the German economy will slide into recession," says ZEW President Professor Clemens Fuest.

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  8. 15.09.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Cyclical indicator | Germany | Short-term forecast | Business survey
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment September 2015

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has declined in September 2015. Decreasing by 12.9 points compared to the previous month, the index now stands at a level of 12.1 points (long-term average: 24.9 points). "The weakening economic development in emerging markets dampens the economic outlook for Germany’s export-oriented economy. While economic growth in the second quarter was largely driven by external demand, it is becoming less likely that exports will stimulate growth in the near future," says ZEW President Professor Clemens Fuest.

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  9. 11.08.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Cyclical indicator | Business survey | Short-term forecast | Germany

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany declines again in August 2015. Decreasing by 4.7 points compared to the previous month, the index now stands at a level of 25.0 points (long-term average: 24.9 points). "The German economic engine is still running smoothly. However, under the current geopolitical and global economic circumstances a substantial improvement of the economic situation in Germany over the medium term is improbable. That is why economic sentiment has declined," says ZEW President Professor Clemens Fuest.

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  10. 14.07.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment
    Short-term forecast | Germany | Business survey | Cyclical indicator
    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment July 2015

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany slightly declines in July 2015. Decreasing by 1.8 points compared to the previous month, the index now stands at a level of 29.7 points (long-term average: 24.9 points). "Neither the difficulties in dealing with the Greek sovereign debt crisis nor the turmoil on Chinese financial markets seem to make a strong impression on the financial market experts. Despite the slight decline of the indicator, the overall economic outlook for Germany remains positive", says ZEW President Professor Clemens Fuest.

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