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: Alphabet Soup Has Just Been Taken Off The Menu
The German economy stagnated in the fourth quarter. An end to this stagnation is not yet in sight. .
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Germany: Political Shockwaves Reach Berlin
The shockwaves of the political events in Thuringia last week still haven't calmed down and have now officially reached national politics in Germany.
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Germany: December Industry Data Ends A Year To Forget
After yesterday’s disappointing new orders data, industrial production and exports in December were hardly any better, ending a terrible year for German industry.
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Germany: Industrial Horror Show Continues
Another disappointing industrial orders number marks the end of the worst performance since 2008. Chances of a quick bottoming out of the manufacturing slump are getting smaller.
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Eurozone: The Year Of The Review
The European Commission just released its review of the eurozone’s fiscal rules, kickstarting a process of possible changes to the framework.
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Germany: Stuck At The Bottom
The latest Ifo index reading shows that a bottoming out does not automatically lead to a rebound. The economy will continue moving sideways.
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