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German investor confidence continued to drop in March, with the ZEW indicator of economic sentiment sliding 9.1 points to 46.6, missing analyst expectations of 52, data showed on Tuesday. The drop marks the third weakening in a row, after the February survey unexpectedly fell to 55.7. In December, the ZEW indicator climbed to a seven-year high of 62. ZEW President Clemens Fuest said the "Crimea crisis is weighing on experts' economic expectations for Germany," but stressed that the economic upswing is not at risk. The current-situation assessment for Germany rose to 51.3 from 50 in February. For the euro zone, the economic-sentiment indicator lost 7 points, while the current-situation survey picked up 3.5 points.