The process of economic stabilization of investors expectations has continued at the beginning of April. The sentix index of general business confidence for the Eurozone increases marginally to +5,7 points. Thus, lagging behind the consensus of economists questioned by Bloomberg, which expected an increase to +7 points. In contrast, the US economy stands out positive in April. Investors believe that economy is back in upswing territory. For Japan, primary the current situation values deteriorate.

Detailed Report April 2016

Headlines of the month

  • The sentix Economic Index for the Eurozone slightly rises in April. The headline index ranges at +5.7 points.
  • The Eurozone can benefit neither from a stabilization of the global economy nor from the measures of the ECB.
  • In April, other economic blocks develop better in contrast to the Eurozone. The US economy swings back into upswing regime. Current situation and expectation values increase by around +5 points. Values for Latin America are inspired by winds of change sweeping the political landscape. Unlike this, the Japanese headline index has fallen to the lowest level since November 2012!
Euro area Apr 22 May 22 Jun 22 Jul 22 Aug 22 Sep 22
Overall Index -18.0 -22.6 -15.8 -26.4 -25.2 -31.8

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