German business confidence rose more than economists forecast in January, adding to signs that Europe’s largest economy is recovering from a slump at the end of last year.
German factory orders surged almost four times as much as economists forecast in October, driven by foreign demand.
German investor confidence may fall to its lowest level in 21 months in October as weaker global growth curbs exports.
German investor confidence fell more than economists forecast to the lowest in more than 2 1/2 years in August on concern Europe’s debt crises will curb growth.
German business confidence fell for a second month in April after oil prices rose to the highest in 2 1/2 years, damping the global economic outlook and threatening to curb domestic consumer spending.
German business confidence fell to a 16-month low in October as the euro region’s worsening debt crisis threatened to push the economy into recession.
German investor confidence probably increased for a fifth month in March as the recovery in Europe’s largest economy broadened.
German investor confidence unexpectedly fell for the first time in five months in March after the European Central Bank said it may raise interest rates and Japan’s biggest earthquake on record caused a slump in global stocks.
German investor confidence probably fell for a second month in June on concern that the sovereign debt crisis will undermine export prospects and crimp growth in Europe’s largest economy.
German investor confidence plunged in June on concern that the sovereign debt crisis will undermine export prospects and crimp growth in Europe’s largest economy.
"It is true that the risk of a euro-area break up has been contained and that we may see a recovery at some point."
- Andreas Moeller on Jan 25, 2013