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Release for: April 2018
Survey among 210 analysts between April 3 and April 16, 2018
Source: Center for European Economic Research. ZEW
*Change In Level From Previous Month
              Euro-zone          Germany           France            Italy
                  Level          Balance          Balance          Balance
                Balance   Chg*     Level   Chg*     Level   Chg*     Level  Chg*
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Current
economy (1         57.7    1.5      87.9   -2.8      29.7    0.7     -14.0   4.7
Economic
expectations
(1                  1.9  -11.5      -8.2  -13.3       9.0  -14.3     -12.7  -7.3
CPI(2              50.7   -3.4      54.0   -4.4      48.0   -5.4      44.8  -1.2
Short-term
interest
rates(2            17.0    2.3      #N/A   #N/A      #N/A   #N/A      #N/A  #N/A
Long-term
interest
rates(2            #N/A   #N/A      70.2    3.7      #N/A   #N/A      #N/A  #N/A
Stock market
prices(2           43.7   -0.2      46.1    1.8      34.5   -5.2      17.8   3.1
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         UK            USA           Japan
                    Balance        Balance           Level
                      Level  Chg*    Level   Chg*  Balance  Chg*
----------------------------------------------------------------
Current economy (1      1.0   1.9     79.6    2.5     28.1  -0.7
Economic
expectations (1       -44.7   2.9     -3.3  -15.0      3.1  -2.3
CPI (2                 45.4   3.0     73.9    1.5     23.7  -5.3
Short-term
interest rates (2      54.5   4.9     91.2    2.5      9.5   3.5
Long-term
interest rates (2      66.8   4.0     81.1    3.0     25.3   0.0
Stock market
prices (2               3.5   6.3     32.0   -0.5     35.0  -2.5
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                 US Dollar    Yen     Sterling     Swiss Franc  
Exchange rates
------------------------------------------------------------
vs euro (3      26.2  3.8  2.1  -2.6  -29.7  6.2  -2.0  -2.1
*(1 Balance between those who expect an improvement and those 
who expect a deterioration.
(2 Balance between those who expect an increase and those who 
expect a decline.
(3 A negative balance indicates an expected depreciation of the 
currency vs the euro. A positive an appreciation.
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