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: Consumer Confidence Weakens
Increased uncertainty and new restrictions have dented consumer confidence, increasing the risk of a double-dip.
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ECB: Keeping A ‘Free Hand’ In A World Of Uncertainty
The just-released minutes of the ECB’s September meeting suggest that the ECB is more alarmed about inflation than we originally thought.
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Germany: Exports Continue To Catch Up
Exports continue to catch up with the rest of the economy but remain some 10% below pre-crisis levels.
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Germany: Positive Industrial Momentum
A re-acceleration of industrial orders in August suggests that the manufacturing sector could outpace the service sector going into the final quarter of the year.
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Germany: Positive Surprise
The German labor market has posted its best September performance since 2012 but structural transitions could still push up unemployment in 2021.
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Germany: Disinflation For Now But Deflation Risk Increases
The September fall in German inflation is mainly the result of low energy prices and the VAT reduction.
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