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Economy & Jobs 28-07-2020

New study finds tentative ‘glimmers of hope’ in German business climate

The German business climate is improving: according to a survey, the economy is regaining its optimism. However, this phenomenon should be treated with caution, because many companies still lack future prospects, the DIHK warns. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 08-04-2020

Germany’s post-virus forecast better than expected, say top economists

Germany's five most important economic institutes insist an economic upturn is on the horizon, as part of their biannual spring forecast published on Wednesday (8 April). EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economic governance 28-08-2019

Trade wars: Germany’s slide into recession

Germany is facing a recession, with business confidence plunging to levels not seen since the global economic crisis of 2009. As a result, calls for increased investment are growing louder – but possibly for the wrong reasons, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 02-01-2017

German think tank: Italy risks quitting eurozone

The head of Germany's Ifo economic institute believes Italians will eventually want to quit the euro currency area if their standard of living does not improve, he told German daily Tagesspiegel (1 January).
Euro & Finance 27-07-2012

Europe ‘sleepwalking towards disaster of incalculable proportions’

The eurozone faces economic disaster unless its financially stronger states and its central bank commit to bearing a larger share of the region's debt burden, leading global economists including two advisors to the German government said.
Euro & Finance 24-04-2012

Economist: Market instability is ‘appropriate for indebted countries’

Hans-Werner Sinn, one of Germany’s most influential economists, attacked excessive use of European funds to aid struggling eurozone countries, arguing in an interview with EURACTIV France that it dissuades them from pursuing necessary reforms and reductions in prices and wages.
Euro & Finance 25-08-2011

The trouble with Eurobonds

German Chancellor Angela Merkel successfully stood up to pressure from southern Europe and there will be no Eurobonds. This is a disappointment for markets, but for indebted countries the only way to rebuild is to patiently pursue policies of debt discipline and an end to lax budget constraints, argues Hans-Werner Sinn.