The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany has increased by 0.3 points in March 2013. The indicator now stands nearly unchanged at a level of 48.5 points. Hence, after three substantial increases between December 2012 and February 2013, the indicator has stabilized in March at a respectable level.
The political situation in Italy and the rescue package for Cyprus have increased the risk that the Eurozone debt crisis will worsen again. This may have contributed to the fact that the indicator has not increased substantially this month.
“The financial market experts stick to their forecast: the economic situation in Germany is likely to improve over the next months. As before, the Eurozone debt crisis remains the biggest risk. This fact has been brought back to our attention over the last weeks”, says ZEW President Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest.
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