Published: 2017-08-10 um 10:18 Uhr Options:   

ifo: World Economic Climate Remains Good

The ifo World Economic Climate remains good this quarter. Experts assessed the current economic situation far more positively than in April, but were slightly less optimistic about the months ahead. The world economy is expected to continue to recover at a slightly slower pace in the second half of 2017.

The economic climate primarily improved somewhat in the advanced economies, and especially in the euro area. The United Kingdom was the only country to experience a slump from plus 4.7 balance points to minus 46.3 points. Emerging and developing economies also had a dampening effect. Economic expectations clouded over in nearly all regions of the world. In the advanced economies, however, the economic situation this quarter was better compared to three months ago.


Price increases in the world economy are expected to slow down somewhat in the months ahead. Most experts still expect short and long-term interest rates to rise, but the number of experts expecting higher interest rates fell somewhat. Above all, experts expect world trade to pick up considerably over the next six months.

More information:

ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V., München


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