BERLIN, April 11 Germany's economy proved to be
"fairly robust" in the first quarter of this year and financial
experts, encouraged by a positive run of economic data, expect
the trend to continue, the ZEW economic institute said on
"The German economic situation has proved fairly robust in
the first quarter," ZEW President Achim Wambach said in a
statement, citing "solid figures" for industrial production,
construction and retail sales.
"The financial market experts expect this positive trend to
continue," he added after the ZEW's investor sentiment index
rose in April to its highest level since August 2015.
(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Victoria Bryan)