Economic Indicators 

Next week's economics: 18-22 Feb

Chris Dillow

Chris Dillow
Next week's economics: 18-22 Feb

How bad are economic conditions in the eurozone? We’ll find out next week. On Thursday flash purchasing managers' surveys are likely to show growth in the region little changed from last month, when it was at its slowest rate since mid-2013. Germany’s Ifo survey is also likely to show that output and confidence are both depressed, while the National Bank of Belgium could report that business confidence is at a 16-month low. Perhaps the only ray of hope is that Germany’s ZEW survey could show that optimism among finance professionals has stabilised in recent months, albeit at a low level.

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