U. S. President Donald Trump's comments that he wants to impose fines on certain products did not only alarm the EU Commission. Investors surveyed by sentix also react clearly. Economic expectations for all regions of the world are declining significantly. Expectations in the eurozone are losing more than 11 points. In Germany, which is already experiencing a weakening of the economy, we are even recording a negative expectation for the first time since February 2016. However, the expectation value for the USA is also falling by more than 10 points. A wake-up call for the US president to reconsider the matter of protectionism.

Full report March 2018

Headlines of the month

  • In March, the sentix economic index for the eurozone fell significantly by 7.8 points to 24 points. Above all, ex-pectations are clearly losing ground!
  • One of the main reasons is the deterioration in Germany. Expectations here are now negative with -2.5 points and the boom threatens to turn into a downturn.
  • But the international environment is also deteriorating. All regions are suffering significantly. The US expecta-tions are close to zero. Trump's comments on punitive tariffs give investors a great deal of thought. An economic turnaround is in the air!
Euro area Oct 17 Nov 17 Dec 17 Jan 18 Feb 18 Mar 18
Overall Index 29.7 34.0 31.1 32.9 31.9 24.0

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