The German economy in August 2018 – only a summer break?

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Again, it is not really easy to discern a clear picture of the German economy’s status in August. Probably due to the holiday season (which extended until late August), the statistics might, as in July (cf. here), prove to be somewhat misleading:

„The German economy in August 2018 – only a summer break?“ weiterlesen

The German economy in July 2018 – statistics and sentiment indicators (never) lie!

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The mixed picture described for the German economy in June continues in July – also to some apparent issues with statistical accuracy:

„The German economy in July 2018 – statistics and sentiment indicators (never) lie!“ weiterlesen

The German economy in June 2018 – mixed picture

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The „cracks“ in the German economy described in May seem to widen in some areas, but to heal in others. Hence, a crash is at least not imminent from the early warning indicators, June rather presents a mixed picture: „The German economy in June 2018 – mixed picture“ weiterlesen

The German economy in March 2018 – Weakness ahead?

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Also in comparison with February, March 2018 does not seem to be the month of recovery but rather a mixed bag if not the first signal of another bumby road ahead: „The German economy in March 2018 – Weakness ahead?“ weiterlesen

The German economy in February 2018 – a dent only?

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Well, well, at least, we will soon have a new government. That is the good news for the month. The economy, though, did not do so well in the last month, especially in comparison with January 2018: „The German economy in February 2018 – a dent only?“ weiterlesen

The German Economy in January 2018 – no breathtaking…

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Due to my annual skiing-holidays, I am a little late with my January monthly and thus had to watch in awe the stock exchanges crashing all over the world. Currently, the search is ongoing for the reasons of this crash. I will dwell deeper into this in the next month. Before, let’s look back into January – where the GroKo was still under construction and the German economy seemed to happily hum along:  „The German Economy in January 2018 – no breathtaking…“ weiterlesen

The German Economy in December 2017 – record ending to a record year!

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As an awesome year drew where record chased record, Germans finally seemed to enjoyed themselves rather than going out on a shopping-spree. At least that is what the incoming figures about retail around Christmas tell us: Despite growing by a healthy three per cent, especially smaller retails seem to be not too happy about their sales figures (cf. here).  „The German Economy in December 2017 – record ending to a record year!“ weiterlesen

The German Economy in November 2017 – No Worries!

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Despite (or because of?) a political turmoil after the failed „Jamaica“-coalition talks in Germany (others would say: normal political circumstances), the economy is doing quite well, even if the DAX showed some weakness in November: „The German Economy in November 2017 – No Worries!“ weiterlesen