A Strained German Economy Can Be Good News For Europe

Friday 06 January 2023

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A Strained German Economy Can Be Good News For Europe

January 2023 | In Europe, due to high inflation and a fall in household and business confidence, the outlook remains uncertain, with a risk of gas rationing during the winter, which would cause industrial production to fall further. In the short term, the drivers of domestic demand (consumption and investment) have been weakened. High energy prices are weighing on industry, construction, and investment. Meanwhile, inflation is reducing real incomes and real wages are falling despite increases in negotiated wages and a strong labor market.

01 |  This Month’s Topic: In one month, China dropped most of its Covid-related restrictions, vowed to support the housing market more, and set pro-growth policies. We expect the Chinese economy to be separated from the global slowdown in 2023.

02 | Thematic: The energy crisis resulting from the war in Ukraine has profoundly altered Europe’s economic performance and prospects. Countries have been affected unevenly, based on how dependent they are on Russian gas and oil.

03 | Global Research: Recession risks remain prominent for mid-2023 in the United States, while for Europe we confirm our expectations of a cost-of-living- and inflation-driven recession during the upcoming winter season.

A Strained German Economy Can Be Good News for Europe

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