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iShares MSCI Germany Small Cap Index ETF (EWGS)

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  • Nov. 21, 2014, 7:27 AM
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  • Oct. 14, 2014, 5:21 AM
    • The German ZEW survey of investor confidence has unexpectedly dropped into negative territory for the first time in almost two years, tumbling to -3.6 in October from 6.9 in September and missing expectations of 1.
    • The current situation print has slumped to 3.2 from 25.4, falling short of consensus of 18.
    • Sentiment for the eurozone plunged to 4.1 from 14.2 and missed forecasts of 7.1.
    • "Geopolitical tensions and the weak economic development in some parts of the Eurozone, which is falling short of previous expectations, are a source of persistent uncertainty," says ZEW President Professor Clemens Fuest. "These factors are tarnishing growth expectations in Germany. Disappointing figures concerning incoming orders, industrial production, and foreign trade have likely contributed to the growing pessimism among financial market experts." (PR)
    • The DAX is -0.5% and the euro is -0.8% at $1.2653.
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    • German ETFs: EWG, EWGS, DBGR, BUNL, DXGE, GERJ, FGM, GGOV, BUNT, QDEU, HEWG
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  • Jun. 5, 2014, 7:55 AM
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  • Mar. 3, 2014, 4:00 AM
    • German manufacturing PMI dropped to 54.8 (flash 54.7) in February from 56.5 in January.
    • "With companies reporting strong expansions in new orders and export sales, the (manufacturing) sector looks set for further growth in the near future," says Markit. "Encouragingly, companies continued to take on additional staff, which signals confidence about future workloads."
    • The euro is -0.2% vs the dollar, while the DAX is -1.9%, hurt by the developments between Ukraine and Russia. (PR)
    • ETFs: EWG, BUND, EWGS, DBGR, GERJ, BUNL, DXGE, FGM, GGOV, BUNT, HEWG
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  • Nov. 6, 2013, 7:00 AM
    • German factory orders surged 3.3% on month in September, rebounding from a fall of 0.3% in August and slaying expectations for growth of 0.5%.
    • On year, orders jumped 7.9% after climbing 3.1% a month earlier.
    • Foreign bookings rose 6.8% in September, with eurozone demand climbing 9.7%, although domestic orders fell 1%. Still, foreign demand remains rather weak, Germany's Economy Ministry says. "The data confirm the picture of an increasingly domestically driven economic recovery."
    • The data adds to PMI readings that show continued growth in overall German business activity.
    • The euro spikes and is +0.2% vs the dollar, while the Dax is +0.4%.
    • ETFs - Stocks: FGM, EWG, GERJ, EWGS, DBGR. Bonds: BUNL, BUNT, BUND, GGOV. Euro: FXE, ERO, ULE, URR, EUO, DRR, EUFX
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  • Sep. 2, 2013, 4:26 AM
    • German flash manufacturing PMI rises to 51.8 in August (flash 52) from 50.7 in July.
    • "Improvements in domestic sales and a rebound in export demand...(combined) to generate the fastest expansion of output volumes since the middle of 2011," says Markit. "The "accumulation of unfinished work for the first time in five months...should stimulate job creation and investment spending."
    • Expects manufacturing output to make a "positive contribution to German GDP" in Q3.
    • DAX +1.5%, euro flat. (PR)
    • ETFs - Stocks: FGM, EWG, GERJ, EWGS, DBGR. Bonds: BUNL, BUNT, BUND, GGOV
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  • Aug. 14, 2013, 2:09 AM
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  • Mar. 21, 2013, 4:41 AM
    Flash German manufacturing PMI unexpectedly drops to 48.9 from 50.3 in February; manufacturing output 49.8 vs 50.7; services 51.6 vs 54.7, composite output 51 vs 53.3. The loss of output growth momentum was the greatest since the middle of 2011, says Market, while the survey doesn't take into account the impact of the Cyprus flair-up. The Dax and euro dive, and are -0.7% and -0.3% (vs the dollar) respectively. (PR)
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  • Jun. 29, 2012, 3:15 AM
    European markets rocket out of the gate as investors cheer progress on a tighter union and bank recapitalization. London +1.7%. Paris +3.0%. Frankfurt +2.4%. Madrid +4%. Euro +1.2% to $1.2592. Sterling +1% to $1.5664.
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  • May. 14, 2012, 3:37 AM
    Angela Merkel's conservative party failed to win back power in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state. Center-left social democrat Hannelore Kraft won the vote, a rebuke for Merkel and her austerity push. Frankfurt -1.3%.
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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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