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Germany: December final inflation confirms decline to 8.6% year-on-year vs. 10% in November

CoM| Germany’s year-on-year inflation rate stood at 8.6% last December, the lowest since August 2022, after the 10% recorded in November, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), which estimates a price rise of 7.9% for 2022 as a whole, compared with 3.1% in 2021.In harmonised figures, used by Eurostat in its statistics, Germany’s inflation rate in December was 9.6% year-on-year, which put the average for 2022 as a whole…

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Berlin Votes In Favour Of “Housing Municipalisation”

Citizens in Germany’s capital, Berlin, voted at the weekend to approve an initiative that would require the expropriation of 240,000 homes from large owners, i.e. companies with more than 3,000 flats. The non-binding referendum on the “municipalisation of housing” resulted in 57 per cent in favour of the measure and 38 per cent against. In an attempt to give tenants back the security that their homes will remain in the low-cost segment, the Berlin city council, through the municipal companies Degewo, Howoge and Berlinovo, recently agreed to buy 14,750 flats from Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnwen.

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Germany At The End Of The Merkel Era: The Next Coalition To Inherit An Economy Not Fully Recovered

Bruno Cavalier (ODDO BHF) | In a few weeks’ time, Angela Merkel will cease to be Chancellor, a position she has held since 2005. Polls show that the three main contenders to succeed her are tied. Despite Germany’s good performance in the first Covid-19 wave, successive waves of contagions brought new restrictions in early 2021, delaying the recovery. Also, Germany clearly suffers from its overexposure to the automotive industry, which is 25 points below normal.

Germany, today, is dependent on China

Germany Cycle: Stabilisation At Low Levels Provides Little Comfort

Gilles Moëc (Axa Investments Manager)| Those who like to see their glass half full probably took comfort in the fact that in Germany the manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rebounded by 0.2 pp in October relative to September, but this was again short of expectations and the absolute level remains very concerning.

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Goodbye to Germany Ltd

Lidia Conde (Frankfurt) | Germany is its firms. Germany is Deutsche Bank, Bayer, Thyssenkrupp, VW. What German executive Dieter Zetsche said a few weeks ago, that “it is not clear that the brand Mercedes Benz will exist in the future”, symbolises the identity crisis generated by global pressure, digitalisation and the latest technological revolution. Many of the consortia which form part of the German economic identity are between a rock and a hard place. It would be the definitive goodbye to the so-called Germany Ltd.

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Germany: The Motor Is Greased

In total, despite the big recession, the German economy has grown 26% so far this century and, even more importantly, 20% from the minimums of Q1’09. It is currently experiencing one of its best moments since the “V” exit from the big crisis.

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Global debt: The new bubble

Intermoney | March 6, 2015 | From 2007-2015, global debt has increased 289% in excess GDPThe rapid increase of global indebtedness and financial asset prices could actually be defined as a global bubble with a major destabilizing factor: the significant surpluses accumulated by certain countries that force others to adopt a deficit position. International liquidity growth has only raised the volume of speculative money flows, which are now able to destabilise any economy, regardless of their economic virtues.

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Europe´s locomotive moving along nicely

The Corner | March 2, 2015 | The engine of Europe’s economy outperformed expectations in 4Q2014, and that is good news for all the eurozone. Germany is increasingly depending on internal demand, which was the main contributor to the 1.6% GDP growth last year: 0.4 basis points.