Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate more favourable
According to October’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was more favourable than in September. Since the publication of September’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five indicators. Four indicators improved and one remained the same. Circumstances relevant for investments are, on the one hand, the situation on the sales markets, and on the other hand, the availability of financial means. Although the Radar indicators show a strong correlation with investments in fixed assets, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into a higher growth of investments.
The year-on-year decline in stock market prices turned into an upward trend and exports growth was higher. Manufacturers were more positive about their order positions and consumer confidence also improved. The interbank interest remained more or less the same.