The ZEW index measuring the perception of the analysts on the economic development in a horizon of six months rose in May for the second month in a row and reached 30 points, up from 27.4 points in April, reports local


At a regional level (Central and Eastern Europe), the index went up by 13 points compared to April, reaching a positive value of 4.6 points.


The current situation index for Romania went down by 0.5 points in May, from 45.5 points in April. At regional level, the perception worsened by 7.3 points reaching 13.6 points.

These are the results of a survey made by the German research institute ZEW in collaboration with the Austrian banking group Erste on a group of 52 financial analysts. (source: