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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Germany: Industrial Orders Take A Break
April industrial orders data point to a temporary halt in industry's rebound. A delay not a derailment.
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Germany: Last Test Before The September Election
The results of Sunday's election in Saxony-Anhalt once again illustrate that, even if there was any, the wind of change in German politics is currently very mild.
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German Labour Market Starts To Leave The Crisis Behind
The best May performance of the labor market since 2012 provides more evidence of the economy's rebound.
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German Inflation Continues To Surge Making Things Even More Complicated For The ECB
With headline inflation on the rise, the ECB's attempt to avoid the taper conversation will become more and more complicated. 
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Germany: Consumer Ruined The First Quarter
The sharp contraction of the German economy in the first quarter was mainly driven by weak private consumption and net exports.
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ECB: The Shifting Debate
The just-released minutes of the ECB’s April meeting did not provide any hard evidence on its next steps. Still, we expect the debate on tapering to grow louder over the summer.
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