Chief Economist at ING Germany
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I am the Chief Economist at ING Germany. I have a broad international background in economics and finance, combining public and private sector experience in economic analysis and policy-making. Main focus: Europe, Eurozone, Germany and ECB.

My career started in the public sector ... more

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German Economy Avoided Contraction In 2Q
With stagnating GDP growth, the economy avoided a contraction in the second quarter but only just.
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German Inflation Data Suggests No Relief In July
While the national inflation measure dropped for the second month in a row due to government relief measures, the European harmonized inflation measure shows that there is no inflation relief in sight.
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German Ifo Adds To Recessionary Evidence
A sharp fall in the July Ifo index adds to the long list of downside risks for the German economy.
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More News From The ECB Press Conference After First Rate Hike Since 2011
Forward guidance was changed to a “meeting-by-meeting” approach, which is a more dovish tweak compared with the aggressive forward guidance from the June meeting.
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ECB Hikes Rates By 50bp And Softens Forward Guidance
A historic day for the European Central Bank. For the first time since 2011, the Bank has hiked interest rates and did so with a bang, hiking rates by 50bp.
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ECB Gets Ready For Rate Lift-Off
Next week’s European Central Bank meeting will finally mark the very first-rate lift-off since 2011. The decision has been so well prepared that just delivering the expected could be a disappointment.
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AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
BMWYY Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
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FXE Euro Currency Trust
GOOGL Google (A shares)
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.

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