Description of node <>

Subject Predicate Object <p>The opinion of retailers on their recent activity and business prospects is tracked by monitoring sales volumes and related variables such as stocks, order intentions, changes in workforce and price trends.</p> <p>Entrepreneurs also provide an opinion on their cash flow, the payment deadlines and the easiness to predict the future development of the business situation.</p> <p>Mostly, the questions are qualitative, with three choices. The results are balances of opinion calculated as the difference between the percentage of &lt;&lt; up (+)&gt;&gt; and the percentage of &lt;&lt; down (-)&gt;&gt;.</p>