The German economy in February 2017 – too good to be true?

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Germany’s economy seems to get stronger by the month – falling unemployment, rising GDP, governmental surplus, you name it. So, is really everything glossy and any other view merely a doomsday-sayer’s paranoia? Let’s check: „The German economy in February 2017 – too good to be true?“ weiterlesen

German economy in January 2017 – Healthy start with mixed signals

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According to preliminary figures, German GDP increased by 1.9% in the whole of 2016 and by around 0.5% in the last quarter. Main driver of growth were exports and state consumption which increased from 2.7 to 4.2% in one year. And this rise in state consumption is mainly attributed to the costs for the refugees which are assessed to be around Euro 22bn in the last year. This figure puts the budget-surplus of around 6bn into perspective… „German economy in January 2017 – Healthy start with mixed signals“ weiterlesen

Kurz notiert: Braut sich in Asien etwas zusammen?

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Kurz vor Weihnachten meinte ein Geschäftspartner zu mir, dass nach seiner Ansicht China derzeit das größte globale Wirtschaftsrisiko darstelle. Ich war mir zu dem Zeitpunkt da nicht so sicher. Seit April letzten Jahres war China bei mir auch etwas aus dem Fokus geraten.  „Kurz notiert: Braut sich in Asien etwas zusammen?“ weiterlesen

Rezension: „Der Schwarze Juni“

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Ausgangspunkt des neuesten Werkes des ehemaligen Chefs des IFO-Wirtschaftsforschungsinstitutes, Hans-Werner Sinn, sind zwei im Juni 2016 gefällte Entscheidungen: Einmal die der Briten für den Brexit und einmal die Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts zu den sog. OMT-Transaktionen der EZB. „Rezension: „Der Schwarze Juni““ weiterlesen

The German economy in November 2016 – Trump ante ports

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Until 8 November the month began rather „ordinary“ and did not continue the rebound from September. Obviously, everybody was waiting for the outcome of the US Presidential elections. And then the unthinkable (at least from the viewpoint of the MSM) happened – Trump was voted President. And then, again, the unthinkable happened: stocks did not only NOT crash but – especially in the US – started a rally rarely seen. „The German economy in November 2016 – Trump ante ports“ weiterlesen

The German economy in October 2016 – rebound?

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While in September the clouds hanging over the German economy rather indicated the end of the world („On the edge„) current October figures seem to indicate a moderate to strong rebound: „The German economy in October 2016 – rebound?“ weiterlesen

The German economy in September 2016 – on the edge

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The question raised at the end of August („seasonal slowdown or new trend?„) might indeed be answered in the very near future – at least, if Deutsche Bank‘ shares contiue to plunge. But I am getting ahead of myself… „The German economy in September 2016 – on the edge“ weiterlesen