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20190426-ifo-ifo

Sentiment Sinks to 2012 Lows in Germany as New U.S. Tariffs Loom

European export confidence fell again in April after the German IFO survey saw a drop to 1.1% of respondents expecting higher exports from 1.5% a month before. That was the worst result since Oct. 2012 and came despite a delay to Brexit. It may reflect worries about the forthcoming U.S. sectio... Read more →

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China’s Sentiment Swallow Does Not Make A Cyclical Spring

Export order sentiment among China’s businesses improved in March with the latest CFLP reading of 47.1% compared to 45.2% result in February. That may reflect optimism around U.S.-China trade negotiations but is still in contractionary territory. It also represents a seasonal rebound after the... Read more →

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Europe’s Export Outlook Slumps In The Face of Brexit, Tariffs

European businesses have seen a collapse in export sentiment. The IFO survey of German managers dropped to a net 1.2% of managers expecting an expansion in export orders, the lowest since Oct. 2012. Meanwhile French managers’ sentiment has fallen to its lowest since Jun. 2015. That’s not a sur... Read more →

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Trade Sentiment Warms in the U.S. While China Shivers

U.S. business sentiment regarding import and export orders improved in February. The ISM survey for imports reached 55.3% – over 50% indicates an expansion – from 53.8% a month earlier, marking the highest reading since June. Export expectations also improved to 52.9% from 51.9% suggesting the... Read more →

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