Current Business Climate Index

Compared to the last evaluation, has removed the 1.44% and now stands at 24.5 points. Thanks to the participation of over 160 companies in the Bodensee at pure he States Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Konstanz – was unable to detect the current business climate index for the Lake Constance region The index number of the last survey with 24.5 points to 1.44% below the value. This decline is mainly to a collapse in the mood component. This may be a psychological result of the US subprime mortgage crisis. The calculation of the index by means of three different factors was carried out here. While the factor 2 to 16.89% comprehensive sustainable areas investment and employment has risen, also declined in two other factors: factor 1 (blurred snapshot of the current business situation) recorded a decrease of 6.63%, the factor of 3, which United, even for the first time was a decrease of 11.58% revenue and backlog also created a cluster analysis, which now different Clusters can be found. This particular type of analysis makes it possible separately to various companies with similar Clustermerkmalen.

Also with the evaluation of the 2007 autumn survey a prognosis for the future business climate at Lake Constance could create for the first time. The Lake Constance bordering expect a significant damper for spring 2008. The participants of the 2007 autumn survey forecast a decline of by 22.2% to 19,04 points. Because the value is positive, it can be by sustained economic growth. The lower absolute amount of the projected number of index suggests that economic growth will capture fewer companies than in the past. The index value on the one hand is a level indicator for the economy of Lake Constance. Also, he draws attention to the concerns and needs of the Bodensee farms due to its signal effect. The index number of the shows the direction of the trend and the intensity, i.e.

whether the development is supported by a broad base of businesses and whether the tendency of the Companies in several areas covered or only partially. In addition to a detailed analysis in pdf format a recommendation for action can be found on the webpage of advises companies of the Lake Constance region to establish cross-border contacts and nourish the region to bring together. Raphael Straub


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