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’s Macro Morning Brings Little Relief
This morning's macro data from Germany hasn't brought any relief and confirms - for now - our view of a mild contraction in the economy in the second quarter.
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German Ifo Improved In May
Germany's most prominent leading indicator increased for the second month in a row but its absolute level, as well as low expectations, argue against too much optimism.
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Why Some ECB Officials Are Suddenly Concerned About The Weak Euro
Several ECB officials have become more vocal, showing their concern about the weakening euro. As much as we think that these concerns are overdone, a strengthening euro could be the single most efficient way to temper inflation quickly.
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ECB Minutes Show That The Hawks Are Calling The Shots
The minutes of the ECB’s April meeting provided more evidence that a majority of policymakers at the ECB have become increasingly concerned about the inflation outlook.
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Elections In North Rhine Westphalia Could Bring Tensions In Berlin
The elections in North Rhine Westphalia were the most important in Germany this year, not only bringing the second defeat in a week for chancellor Olaf Scholz but also a comeback for what Germans call ‘Volksparteien’ (people’s parties).
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German Exports Plunge In March
The sharp drop in German exports in March is the first hard evidence of the impact the war in Ukraine is having on the German, but also on the European, economy.
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