Skip to content
Markets
Economics

German Business Confidence Unexpectedly Improves Despite War

  • Ifo expectations index rises to 86.7 in April; est. 83.5
  • Ifo president says sentiment ‘has stabilized at a low level’
Haulage trucks and a freight train at the Behala inland port in Berlin.

Haulage trucks and a freight train at the Behala inland port in Berlin.

Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg

Sign up for the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast.

German business confidence unexpectedly increased as companies overcame the immediate jolt from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.