Given the German economy has been one of the largest beneficiaries of the European project and is currently also performing strongly on the back of China’s 2016 stimulus, it is no surprise that Angela Merkel has been re-appointed. The positive reading of this taken by markets, could we believe, be premature. It has been the […]
According to Bloomberg’s poll of polls, it looks likely that Angela Merkel will be re-elected as Chancellor for a fourth term. Far from the confrontations we had come to witness in the US and France in the last 12 months, Germany’s election has failed to capture much investor attention. In fact, the German DAX is […]
Angela Merkel is still in the fight for the German federal elections in September, despite the defeat of the federal coalition in regional elections in Lower-Saxony, says BNP Paribas.
The Bundesbank of Germany has voiced clear opposition to reported plans from the European Central Bank to begin what could be unlimited government bond purchases to relieve pressure on heavily indebted Eurozone countries.
Angela Merkel, German chancellor, has discussed Europe’s role in the world, and how it has affected her approach to the sovereign debt crisis gripping the region. (In German)
Germany’s most experienced independent asset manager has said his embattled Chancellor is right to reject the introduction of Eurobonds, and adds Germany “has already done all it can to stimulate growth” among its neighbours.
Given that an estimated third of banks in Europe are rated above their standalone strength, Fitch Ratings says it will keep the European Commission’s proposals for avoiding future bank bailouts under review.
An expansion in Germany’s economy of 0.5% last quarter saved the Eurozone as a whole from slipping into contraction.
Angela Merkel has suffered another political setback at home after voters in the state of North Rhine Westphalia gave her CDU party approval of just 25.8% – the party’s poorest result since the Second World War.
Angela Merkel has stayed silent in the immediate wake of Socialist Francois Hollande becoming her new counterpart in Paris, but her finance minister had earlier emphasised Germany will “not change our principles” if new governments elsewhere disagree with Berlin.
The reform of the Italian economy is critical to the survival of the euro. But success also depends on external factors out of the Italians’ control.
The former Manchester United football player, part-time Hollywood actor and potential politician Eric Cantona has announced he is vying for the support of 500 elected officials in order to run in the French presidential election in April.