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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.

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Germany: Return Of The Living Dead?
Strong German growth in the first quarter suggests that any panic about the state of the eurozone's largest economy was overdone.
Germany: Time To Turn More Optimistic?
Strong industrial production data confirms our view of a positive surprise in next week's GDP data.
More FDR For Germany
Germany should learn from Franklin D. Roosevelt who once said that rules are not necessarily sacred, only principles are.
Germany: Confusion As A Sign Of Stabilisation
Diverging signals from the main leading indicators in Germany underline the ongoing dichotomy between services and manufacturing but in our view are also a sign of stabilization.
Germany: First Green Shoots
Spotting turning points in the economy remains a very difficult task. Today's ZEW index adds to tentative evidence that a gradual rebound of the German economy is in the making.
ECB: No Spring Break But A Study Break
After the March action, the ECB took it a bit easier today. The ECB first wants to spend more time in the study room before announcing details of the new TLTROs or even presenting measures to bring relief to the banks.
Germany: Still Struggling
February trade data did not bring any relief to the German economy.
Germany: Head Scratching Continues
A positive headline number, further weakening manufacturing data.
ECB: Here We Are Now, Enter-Tier Us
While tiering currently looks like the next big thing for the ECB, the minutes of the March meeting support our view that next week’s ECB meeting will not yet deliver any final decisions.
Germany: No Green Shoots
Awful new order data suggests that German industry is still suffering from Brexit woes and global uncertainties.
Germany: Recession Insurance
The labor market remains the best possible insurance against recession fears, even though very tentative signs of a cooling have emerged
Germany: Higher Inflation - Delayed, Derailed Or Simply Debunked?
German headline inflation drops to its lowest level since April 2018 and undermines the ECB's hope for structurally higher inflation.
ECB: Never A Dull Moment
The latest comments from members of the European Central Bank have suddenly given rise to rate cut fantasies.
Germany: Some Balm For The Soul
Finally, after six consecutive drops, the Ifo index just sent a tentative signal of relief for the German economy.
Germany: Is This What Bottoming Out Looks Like?
Another batch of disappointing industrial data adds to global doom but perhaps volatile data is just a sign of bottoming out.
ECB: Dovish Gamble
With new TLTROs and a change to the forward guidance, the European Central Bank today tried to get ahead of the curve.
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