German investor morale improves in June

MANNHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - German analyst and investor sentiment rose for a second straight month in June, a leading survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting Europe's largest economy is on the road to recovery after a weak end to 2012.

The Mannheim-based ZEW economic think tank's monthly poll of economic sentiment climbed to 38.5 from 36.4 in May, beating the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll for a reading of 38.1.

The index based on a survey of 257 analysts and investors was conducted between June 3 and June 17, ZEW said.

A separate gauge of current conditions dipped to 8.6 from 8.9 last month, coming in below the mid-range estimate in a Reuters poll for 9.5.

(Reporting by Kirsti Knolle and Sakari Suoninen; Writing by Michelle Martin in Berlin; Editing by Noah Barkin)