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More Optimistic Outlook for German Economy among Experts
More Optimistic Outlook for German Economy among Experts
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More Optimistic Outlook for German Economy among Experts

Stock market professionals are less pessimistic about the prospects for the German economy in the next six months. This is shown by the current economic barometer of the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The government also wants to get the economy moving again with additional relief measures.

What are the lasting results of the central bank meeting in Jackson Hole?
What are the lasting results of the central bank meeting in Jackson Hole?
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What are the lasting results of the central bank meeting in Jackson Hole?

At the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, summed up the uncertain environment as “navigating by the stars in a cloudy sky”. This relates, among other things, to the uncertainty about the level of the neutral interest rate, the lagged effect of key-lending rate hikes on economic growth and inflation, and the drivers of inflation.

Conditionally positive economic news
Conditionally positive economic news
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Conditionally positive economic news

Last week, positive economic data brought back some confidence. The global purchasing managers’ index, one of the most important survey-based economic reports, rose for the third time in a row. On the other hand, the latest inflation reports dampen hopes of a rapid decline in inflation without additional key rate hikes.

Bond markets: the search for yield remains on top of the agenda
Bond markets: the search for yield remains on top of the agenda
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Bond markets: the search for yield remains on top of the agenda

US government bond yields have risen significantly in recent weeks. How does Erste Asset Management’s Head of Fixed Income Wolfgang Zemanek assess the interest rate development and the role of the central banks? Read more in the current blog interview on the bond markets.