(Germany, France, Italy) is projected to grow at +0.4% in the third quarter, rising to +0.6% in the fourth quarter. Second quarter 2010 GDP grew by +1.6% in the US, by +5.1% in the three largest countries
levels amongst the larger economies in Western Europe were in the UK (59%), France (55%), and Germany (51%). However many of the smaller countries bettered their larger neighbours, namely Switzerland (64
.9) and in France (+0.4). In contrast, sentiment deteriorated in Italy (-0.9), Poland (-0.9) and even more so in the Netherlands (-2.1).
Sentiment in industry improved (by +1 point) in the EU and remained broadly
According to de Maeseneire financial services, industry and logistics are recovering in the US and France. Construction and the chemical industry are recovering in Europe and even car manufacturing shows
arrangements, and over-time work is used to handle workload peaks in more than two thirds of (68%) companies, in particularly in Germany, the Netherlands, the Nordic countries, Ireland, France and the UK. Fixed
of the coin. In contrast to France and the Netherlands, where temporary employees lose their jobs when their placement is over, temporary employees in Germany are usually permanent employees to the staffing