ZEW Germany forecast goes negative

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The monthly ZEW forecast for Germany has reached -3.6 points  compared to 6.9 points the previous month, reaching a negative level of for the first time in two years.

Meanwhile, the assessment of the current economic situation in Germany declined by -22.2 to +3.2 points while the assessment of the current situation in the eurozone overall is now at -56.8 points.

The overall economic expectations for the eurozone alsodropped but remained at +4,1 points, suggesting that respondents anticipate eurozone recession may reach its trough.

“ZEW financial experts anticipate a further deterioration of economic conditions in Germany in the medium term. Geopolitical tensions and the economic recovery in parts of the Eurozone lagging behind expectations continue to cause uncertainty and have a negative effect on growth prospects in Germany” comments ZEW president Clemens Fuest.

“In addition the recent disappointing economic figures including incoming orders, industrial production and export have increased pessimism among financial experts” he says.

The October ZEW survey has been conducted among 223 analysts and institutional investors in Germany.

Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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