News from 2024-05-10 / KfW Research

KfW-ifo SME Barometer April 2024

Business sentiment: SMEs have some hope again

With the arrival of spring, confidence among SMEs brightened significantly, albite at a still low level. SME business sentiment rose for the third consecutive month in April, and the rule of thumb says that there has now been a shift towards more positive sentiment, at least in this segment of the economy. Both sentiment components improved, but the strongest change was the sharp rise in hitherto very pessimistic expectations.

KfW-ifo SME Barometer April 2024

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