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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Cheap Funding In Focus For The ECB’s December Meeting
It's been a very active week for ECB officials with comments by, amongst others, Christine Lagarde, Klaas Knot and Madis Muller, all suggesting the Bank is still keeping all options on the table going into its  December meeting.
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Germany: Exports Continue To Catch Up In September
German exports continue to play catch up with the rest of the economy. In September, exports increased by 2.3% month-on-month, from 2.3% in August. At the same time, imports dropped by 0.1% MoM, from 5.8% in August.
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Germany: Last Hope
German industry re-accelerated in September, illustrating that it is the economy's only hope in avoiding a double dip in the fourth quarter.
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Germany: Bust, Boom And Now?
A strong surge in activity in the third quarter in Germany will be followed by another dip in the final months of the year.
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ECB: We Do Pre-Commit And Will Go Big In December
ECB President Christine Lagarde could not have repeated the main message of today’s meeting more often: there will be an additional stimulus in December, the only question is what this stimulus will look like and how much it will be.
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Germany: Inflation Stuck In Negative Territory
Headline inflation remains stuck in negative territory, strengthening the threat of a deflationary spiral.
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