German Ifo Survey Shows Fall in Optimism After Brexit

German business morale fell in July, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting company executives in Europe’s largest economy have become less optimistic since Britain voted to leave the European Union.

The Munich-based Ifo economic institute said its business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, fell to 108.3 in July from 108.7 in June. That was stronger than the Reuters consensus forecast for a reading of 107.5.

“This was due to far less optimistic business expectations on the part of companies. Assessments of the current business situation, by contrast, improved slightly. The German economy proves resilient,” Ifo head Clemens Fuest said.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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