Uncertainties over world trade

Are they coming or not, the U.S. punitive tariffs? The decision has not yet been made and it is therefore not surprising that the sentix economic indices hardly changed in May. Nevertheless, the sentix economic index for the euro zone fell slightly for the fourth month in succession to 19.2 points. This trend also determines the global picture. We are only measuring slight improvements for the USA and Asia ex Japan. Investors are obviously hoping for a positive outcome to the bilateral trade talks between the two nations.

Full report May 2018

Headlines of the month

  • The sentix economic index for the Euro zone falls for the 4th time in a row in May and reaches 19.2 points, its lowest level since 02.17! Situation and expectations both fell slightly.
  • The assessment of investors in Germany is also experiencing the fourth consecutive damper, which is due to a stronger decline in the assessment of the situation.
  • In the international environment, US values can improve against the trend, as can expectations for the Asian re-gion. Hopes of a positive outcome to the US-China trade talks are resonating here. All other regions, on the oth-er hand, are giving up slightly, so that the global scenario of a cooling off continues.
Euro area Apr 18 May 18 Jun 18 Jul 18 Aug 18 Sep 18
Overall Index 19.6 19.2 9.3 12.1 14.7 12.0

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