Business confidence

June 24, 2019 - 4:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey is showing that German business confidence has fallen to a near five-year low as managers' expectations for the coming six months have deteriorated. The Ifo institute said Monday that its monthly confidence index slipped to 97.4 points in June from 97.9 last...
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A cargo ship is seen on the river Main with the bank buildings in background in Frankfurt, Germany, late Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 24, 2019 - 6:01 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An index of German business optimism fell in April as Europe's largest economy struggles with a slowdown in trade and manufacturing even as it finds support from a strong labor market. The Ifo institute said Wednesday its business climate index slipped to 99.2 points from...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — Business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month and hit a four-year low as worries persist about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy at a time of global trade tensions, a closely watched survey showed Friday. The Ifo institute said its monthly index...
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January 25, 2019 - 4:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — There was mounting concern about the German economy Friday after a key indicator showed business confidence falling and there were reports the government is lowering its growth forecasts for this year. The Ifo Institute said its business confidence index dropped to 99.1 points in...
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Estate Agent boards stand outside properties in London, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. A raft of economic figures released Friday showed the British economy weakening at the turn of the year just as Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal she agreed on with the EU. House prices are down and business optimism in the key services sector is at its second-weakest level since the global financial crisis a decade ago. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
January 04, 2019 - 9:52 am
LONDON (AP) — With Britain just 12 weeks away from the day it is meant to leave the European Union, one thing is becoming clear — uncertainty over what Brexit will mean is hurting the economy. A raft of economic figures released Friday showed the British economy weakening at the turn of the year...
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Sun rays fall through the clouds over the banking district as a runner passes by in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 18, 2018 - 12:47 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Worries are growing about the strength of the German economy, Europe's largest, after a key indicator suggested fears about trade wars and Brexit are hitting business activity and after the country's main stocks index slid into a bear market. The Ifo Institute said Tuesday its...
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November 26, 2018 - 4:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey is showing a slightly bigger-than-expected decline in German business confidence after the economy shrank in the third quarter. The Ifo institute said Monday its confidence index fell to 102 points for November from 102.9 in October. Economists had expected a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014 fiel photo the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB), building at right, is reflected in the River Main in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
July 12, 2018 - 10:27 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank expressed confidence at their last policy meeting that the eurozone economy remains "broadly on track" but expressed concern that rising trade protectionism could dampen business confidence and blunt the recovery. The assessment...
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June 25, 2018 - 4:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has declined slightly although managers' outlook for the months ahead remains at least slightly optimistic. The Ifo institute said Monday that its monthly confidence index was down to 101.8...
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, left, holds a talk with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing, China, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP, Pool)
April 26, 2018 - 5:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Thursday to avoid damaging business confidence following a report that U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei violated sanctions on Iran amid spiraling technology tensions. The Wall Street Journal's report came ahead of a...
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