iShares MSCI Germany Small Cap Index ETF (EWGS) - BATS
  • Oct. 13, 2015, 5:43 AM
    • Germany's economic morale plunged to a one-year low in October, with ZEW's investor confidence index tumbling to 1.9 from 12.1 last month.
    • "The exhaust gas scandal of Volkswagen and the weak growth of emerging markets has dampened economic outlook for Germany," ZEW President Clemens Fuest said in a statement. "However, the performance of the domestic economy is still good and the euro-area economy continues to recover."
    • DAX -1.2% to 9,998.50.
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Oct. 13, 2015, 5:43 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 8, 2015, 3:22 AM
    • German exports slumped the most since the height of the 2009 recession in another sign Europe's largest economy is losing momentum in Q3.
    • Foreign sales slid 5.2% to €97.7B M/M and imports tumbled 3.1% to €78.2B, narrowing the trade surplus to €19.6B.
    • The data follows sharp declines in industrial orders and output in August, suggesting waning demand from abroad may be leaving its mark on Germany.
    • DAX -0.3% to 9,940
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Oct. 8, 2015, 3:22 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 1, 2015, 4:06 AM
    • German manufacturing PMI slipped to 52.3 in September from 53.3 in August, although the sector still enjoyed its best quarter for over a year.
    • Businesses maintained solid output and new-order growth, Markit says, while they also lowered prices as input costs fell further, although employment rose at weaker rate.
    • "The combination of rising backlogs and increased new orders suggests that companies will continue to scale up production levels, at least in the short term," Markit says.
    • The DAX is +1.1%. (PR)
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, GGOV, FGM, QDEU
    | Oct. 1, 2015, 4:06 AM
  • Sep. 30, 2015, 4:03 AM
    • German unemployment has held steady at 6.4% in September, as expected.
    • The number of unemployed increased by 2,000 after falling 6,000 in August and vs consensus of -5,000.
    • Earlier, retail sales data disappointed.
    • German Statistics Office Web site
    • The DAX is +1.7% and the euro is -0.2% at $1.1230.
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, GGOV, FGM, QDEU
    | Sep. 30, 2015, 4:03 AM
  • Sep. 30, 2015, 3:12 AM
    • German retail sales slumped 0.4% on month in August after growing 1.6% in July and came in well below consensus of growth of 0.2%.
    • On year, sales growth slowed to 2.5% from 3.8% and undershot expectations of +3.1%. (PR)
    • The euro is -0.3% at $1.1214, although the DAX seems to be ignoring the poor figures and is +2.2%.
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, GGOV, FGM, QDEU
    | Sep. 30, 2015, 3:12 AM
  • Sep. 24, 2015, 6:27 AM
    • German business morale unexpectedly improved in September, despite a weakening growth outlook for China and other large developing economies.
    • Ifo's business climate index rose to 108.5 this month from an upwardly revised 108.4 in August.
    • The reading was the strongest since May, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy remain upbeat despite the increase in global concerns.
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Sep. 24, 2015, 6:27 AM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 17, 2015, 4:49 AM
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  • Sep. 11, 2015, 2:48 AM
    • As expected, German CPI was flat on month in August as falling energy costs continued to have an impact on overall prices.
    • On year, inflation +0.2% vs +0.2% in July.
    • HICP unchanged on month, as previously. On year, HICP +0.1% vs +0.1%.
    • All the figures were in line with consensus.
    • WPI -0.8% on month vs -0.1%; on year, WPI -1.1% vs -0.5%.
    • DAX futures are +0.1%, while the euro is +0.05% at $1.1286. (PR)
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, GGOV, FGM, QDEU
    | Sep. 11, 2015, 2:48 AM
  • Sep. 8, 2015, 3:24 AM
    • German exports recovered to climb 2.4% on month in July after dropping 1.1% in June and blew past consensus of +0.7%.
    • Imports grew 2.2% vs -0.8% and +0.5%.
    • Germany's trade surplus rose to a record €22.8B from €22.1B and topped forecasts of €22.3B.
    • The non-adjusted current account slipped to €23.4B from €24.4B.
    • The figures stand in contrast to China's poor trade data, although the German numbers do come a day after data showed that industrial output slowed in July and after GDP missed forecasts.
    • The DAX is +1.3%, while the euro is +0.1% at $1.1180.
    • PR
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, GGOV, FGM, QDEU
    | Sep. 8, 2015, 3:24 AM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 4, 2015, 4:27 AM
    • German factory orders fell more than expected in July, indicating that growth in the eurozone's economic engine may still be bumpy.
    • Orders, adjusted for seasonal swings and inflation, dropped 1.4% vs. forecasts for a fall of just 0.6%. Moreover, the 2% climb in June was revised down to 1.8%.
    • The report comes after the ECB lowered its growth forecasts for the eurozone on Thursday, with President Mario Draghi citing a slowdown in emerging-market economies.
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Sep. 4, 2015, 4:27 AM | 3 Comments
  • Aug. 26, 2015, 7:18 AM
    | Aug. 26, 2015, 7:18 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 24, 2015, 9:58 AM
    • Germany, for one, is expecting its damage from China's slowdown to be containable, even as the Dax heads for bear market territory amid some panic selling today.
    • "We are following developments in China very closely," says a spokeswoman for the country's Economy Ministry. "The immediate consequences for the German economy should, however, be limited ... Exports to China are important for Germany but only account for 6.6%. The export dynamic is currently coming from the EU, from the EU-28 countries."
    • The Dax index does have exposure to China and would be the first of Western Europe's markets to hit bear-market territory if it closes where it's at now: currently -6.6%, down 672 points to 9,453. It's off 24% from its peak.
    • ETFs: EWG -2.5%, GF -8.2%, DAX -6.8%, DXGE -6%, HEWG -15.7%, DBGR -5.3%, EWGS -2.5%, BUNT -2.6%, GGOV -1.3%, FGM -3.8%, QDEU -3.7%.
    | Aug. 24, 2015, 9:58 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 7, 2015, 4:05 AM
    • European shares are heading lower after an unexpected decrease in German industrial production, highlighting risks and raising questions about the strength of recovery in Europe's largest economy.
    • Coming in way below analyst expectations, output slumped by 1.4% in June, after rising a revised 0.2% in May. Exports fell 1%, while imports dropped 0.5%.
    • FTSE 100 -0.1%; DAX -0.5%; CAC 40 -0.4%; Euro Stoxx 50 -0.5%.
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Aug. 7, 2015, 4:05 AM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 6, 2015, 4:05 AM
    • German industrial orders surged in June, as Europe's powerhouse shrugged off the waves emanating from China's slowdown and Greece's turbulence.
    • Contracts for German goods were up 2% on the month, beating a consensus forecast for a 0.2% gain and overshooting even the highest estimate of a 1.5% increase.
    • German GDP data will be published on Friday.
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Aug. 6, 2015, 4:05 AM
  • Jun. 24, 2015, 5:06 AM
    • German business confidence weakened for a second straight month in June, suggesting that Greek concerns are busting the mood in Europe's largest economy.
    • Ifo's business climate index dropped to 107.4 in June from 108.5 in May, coming in below a consensus forecast for a reading of 108.1.
    • While German economic growth is supported by record-low unemployment, uncertainty over the eurozone's future is clouding the outlook.
    • ETFs: EWG, GF, DAX, DXGE, HEWG, DBGR, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Jun. 24, 2015, 5:06 AM
  • May 22, 2015, 4:46 AM
    • The Ifo measure of German business confidence weakened for the first time in seven months in May, albeit only slightly, another sign that growth in Europe's largest economy is losing momentum.
    • The Ifo business climate index slipped to 108.5 from 108.6 in April, its first drop since October 2014, but still rested above forecasts for a 108.3 print.
    • Germany’s economy is still set to outperform that of the euro area, with unemployment at record lows, lower borrowing costs, and exporters gaining from the ECB's asset-purchase program.
    • DAX -0.1% to 11,853.
    • ETFs: EWG, BUND, EWGS, DBGR, GERJ, DXGE, BUNL, FGM, BUNT, GGOV, HEWG
    | May 22, 2015, 4:46 AM | 1 Comment
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The iShares MSCI Germany Small Cap Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Germany Small Cap Index.
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