Our barometer has gained 8 points to reach +33, a level which is comparable to those achieved before the Brexit vote.
- GDP grew by 1.3% in the Q4 2016, 4.2% for the entire year 2016.
- It grew by 4.5% annually for 2013-2015; a 0.5% upward adjustment by STATEC.
- Unemployment went down from 6.3% to 6.1% over the past three months.
- Households' confidence at an all-time high in March at 16 points.
- Consumer confidence has also improved in other member states.
- In a majority of member states, productivity levels have returned to those achieved before the great recession of 2008.
- The EuroStoxx 50 index has continued to rise.
- Warning from the OECD: investment and consumption are still sluggish.
- Financial markets might be disconnected from the real economy.
- Certain countries might accumulate debt and trade costs might increase.
- Inequalities have increased and certain economies might be vulnerable to volatile foreign-exchange rates and rising interest rates.