The ZEW Center for European Economic Research released its economic sentiment index for Germany and the Eurozone on Tuesday. Germany's ZEW economic sentiment index declined to 25.0 in August from 29.7 in July, missing expectations for a rise to 32.0.
"The German economic engine is still running smoothly. However, under the current geopolitical and global economic circumstances a substantial improvement of the economic situation in Germany over the medium term is improbable. That is why economic sentiment has declined," the ZEW President Clemens Fuest.
Eurozone's ZEW economic sentiment index increased to 47.6 in August from 42.7 in July.