Consumer confidence in Germany is improving slightly, continuing to shrug off terror warnings and economic uncertainties regarding the huge influx of refugees, a poll finds.
"The results of our February survey show that German consumers remain unfazed by the intensive discussions over a solution to the refugee crisis," market research company GfK said.
"Neither is the still acute danger of terrorist attacks serving to unnerve consumer sentiment," it added.
Looking to March, GfK's headline household confidence index was forecast to inch higher to 9.5 points from 9.4 points.
"Overall, consumer confidence has improved slightly," GfK said.
"Income expectations have increased noticeably, while economic expectations are little changed. The propensity to spend is stable," it added.