All CE Barometer Articles

Question of the month August 2009
Are the various European stimulus packages having an effect on businesses?
CE Barometer August 2009: Steady summer
The CE Barometer remained almost unmoved in August with, as in July, sentiment pointing to a tentative up-turn.
Question of the month July 2009
English to remain by far the most popular global business language.
CE Barometer July 2009: Up-turn continues
Sentiment on the European construction industry once again pointed to a recovery in July, although current activity levels fell back as part of the seasonal summer downturn.
CE Barometer June 2009: Positive sentiment grows
The recovery in sentiment on the European construction industry first seen in the spring gains momentum.
VIDEO: CE Barometer animation
Watch business confidence in the European construction sector change since May 2007 with this animation of results from the CE Barometer survey.
CE Barometer May 2009: Still positive
Sentiment about the future outlook for the European construction industry strengthened in May.
CE Barometer April 2009: Back to booms?!
April saw the seasonal improvement in European construction activity continue, with the month-on-month improvement from March indicating a ‘boom' in activity.
CE Barometer March 2009: Turning point?
Current activity improved according to the results of the March CE Barometer survey, although weak sentiment once again suggested a lack of confidence in the European construction market.
CE Barometer February 2009: Upswing imminent?
Sentiment on the European construction industry edged further towards an upturn in February.
CE Barometer January 2009: Future improvement?
Sentiment on the European construction industry stayed depressed in January, although there was a notable swing towards an upturn.
CE Barometer December 2008: Winter blues
Confidence in the European construction sector remained at a low ebb according to the results of December’s CE Barometer survey.
CE Barometer November 2008: Gloom deepens
Sentiment on the European construction industry slipped lower in November, with results of the month's CE Barometer survey indicating stronger signs of a recession.
CE Barometer October 2008: Confidence plummets
Sentiment on the European construction industry fell to a new low in October, with results of the month's CE Barometer survey indicating recession conditions.
CE Barometer September 2008: Autumn revival
Month-to-month activity picked up in September following the traditional summer lull, but the longer outlook is still bleak. Chris Sleight reports.
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