sentix Economic News

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Background information on the sentix economic indicators

Question marks, again

Investors hardly got used to economic glimmers of hope when a new disappointment appeared from around the corner. In April, after three consecutive rises, the sentix economic index for Euroland slumped. Current assessment and expectations dropped in unison. Current assessment even dropped to their lowest level this year. The question marks over a recession in Euroland are mounting once more.

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Recovery, even in Japan!

The spring revival in the economic data continues in March. We were able to survey a rise in the respective total indices for all world regions. This leads us to be optimistic for the upcoming publication of the OECD Leading Indicator! Even for the buffeted Euroland-region, the sentix total index rises for the third time in a row. Neither rising oil prices, unrest in the Middle-East nor the latently smoldering Euro-crisis were able to sway sentiment at the moment.

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Economy continues to gain momentum

Spring stimulation in February! The global economy gains momentum. The roughly 1000 institutional and private investors surveyed by sentix consider the economic perspectives to be greatly improved. All world regions show positive signs, the improvements in Asia and Euroland are especially conspicuous.

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Glimmers of hope

After the stabilization attempts of the past two months, all 6 world regions were able to improve, now. It is good to see that, in general, economic expectations improve more clearly. In the USA, the total index finally climbs into positive territory again. The same can be said for the sentix Global Aggregate indices, after 5 months in hiding.

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Worries around the Euro economies just won`t subside

The Euro debt-crisis is leaving deeper and deeper tracks in the real economy. In December, the sentix economic index dropped for the fifth time in a row and is now down to -24 points. Pressure arises from a worsening situation while economic expectations remain unimpressed by the latest support operations by the central banks. It is better in the USA and Germany, but these two have not yet freed themselves of the downturn scenario.

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