BERLIN, April 24 The crisis in Ukraine has had
no impact so far on the German economy, Ifo economist Klaus
Wohlrabe said on Thursday, adding that the overall mood in
Europe's largest economy remained positive and that exports were
still performing well.
"At the moment, the Ukraine crisis is not having an effect
on the German economy, but it is a factor in the background,"
Wohlrabe told Reuters in a telephone interview.
"Ukraine is a factor but the positive basic mood prevails.
The German economy is in very good shape. The uncertainty that
appeared in March has not strengthened."
Earlier, Ifo's business sentiment indicator showed an
unexpected rise in April.
(Reporting by Matthias Sobolewski; Writing by Madeline
Chambers; Editing by Gareth Jones)