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Diagnosis of Early Daíl Term Syndrome

You can’t move for breathless articles in the newspapers about growth and recovery. All day on radio and TV, every opportunity is taken to drive the message. 403 more words

It's not summer holidays what lead to the bad August of the German economy

The second quarter was very disappointing in terms of GDP figures for Germany. The biggest European economy is facing tough times at the moment Russia imposes economic sanctions against the EU. 583 more words


End of the Wirtschaftswunder? Germany's sudden slowdown

By Noah Barkin

The German soccer team’s romp to victory in last month’s World Cup was hailed at home as a symbol of the country’s emergence as a confident global economic power. 285 more words

Chancellor Angela Merkel

How low can German bond yields go?

German 10-year bond yields fell below 1% this week, a record low for the eurozone country.

Investors seem more than eager to hand over their money to Berlin even as data on Thursday showed that the German economy contracted in the second quarter — the first time since 2013. 23 more words


The euro zone is stuck in neutral as its German engine sputters

Zero, zip, zilch, nada. In the second quarter, the euro zone stood still (pdf).

Stagnant GDP is a setback for the bloc’s slow but steady recovery from its devastating debt crisis—analysts were expecting another quarter of modest growth, akin to the unspectacular 0.2% average over the previous year. 263 more words

German angst takes toll on confidence, euro and stocks

Investor confidence in Germany’s economy fell sharply in August, registering its biggest drop in more than two years, as sentiment took a dive amid the crisis in Ukraine and sanctions targeting Russia. 358 more words


German new industrial orders down

Yesterday I posted on the state of the Finnish economy. I mentioned that the economic debate in Finland is very much centered on the need of export-competitiveness. 50 more words