ZEW Economic Sentiment

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DEFINITION of 'ZEW Economic Sentiment'

A monthly economic survey. The ZEW Economic Sentiment is an almalgamation of the sentiments of approximately 350 economists and analysts regarding the economic future of Germany for the next six months. The survey shows the balance between those analysts who are optimistic about Germany's economic future and those who are not.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'ZEW Economic Sentiment'

The ZEW Economic Sentiment covers the economic futures of several other countries as well. This survey includes analyst opinions for Europe, the UK, Japan and the U.S. An index value greater than zero indicates optimism while a value below zero indicates pessimism.

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