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  • Klaus Meitinger

Comeback of economic optimism.

ifo index august2018 Dear Readers,

The ifo business climate in July brought a massive improvement. The most important component for us - expectations for the future in industry - has risen significantly again after eight consecutive declines. Expectations have now even returned to the level of January 2018.

With this brilliant rise, the danger of the German economy soon slipping into the downturn quadrant of the ifo economic clock seems to be averted. And the ifo traffic light is now back on "green" as well. Green traffic light values signal probabilities of greater than two thirds for an expansive phase;

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