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German investor confidence inches up in February

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Staff Writer | Wednesday February 20, 2019 8:56AM ET
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Europe   The assessment of the current economic situation in Germany

The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany recorded an increase of 1.6 points in February 2019, and now stands at minus 13.4 points.

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Although the indicator has improved slightly, it is still in negative territory and remains well below the long-term average of 22.4 points.

The assessment of the current economic situation in Germany once again decreased considerably in February, with the corresponding indicator falling by 12.6 points to a level of 15.0 points.

The financial market experts’ assessment concerning the economic development of the Eurozone rose by 4.3 points, leaving the corresponding indicator at a level of minus 16.6 points.

By contrast, the assessment of the current economic situation in the Eurozone saw a further significant decrease in February, falling by 8.3 points to a current level of minus 3.0 points compared to the previous month.

The expectations for the short-term interest rates in the Eurozone also recorded a strong decrease.

The corresponding indicator dropped by 5.3 points to a level of 6.8 points.


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