A German firm, the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), queries financial experts in order to estimate the country's economic situation. The results are calculation of the difference between positive and negative reviews.
This indicator is made up of assessments of expected events— the direction of inflation, interest rates and exchange rates over the next six months.
High figures indicate a positive economic environment and good business climate.
- Release Frequency: monthly.
- Release Schedule: 09:00 GMT, the first half of the month.
- Source: Center for European Economic Research.