Despite constant negative headwinds in Germany sentiment in German business has improved. The Ifo Business Climate indicator for Germany increased to 93.3 in March of 2023. The index is the highest since February of 2022 beating market forecasts of 91 and up from 91.1 the previous month. Confidence among businesses rose for a fifth consecutive month, despite the recent banking turmoil surrounding Deustche Bank, inflation, strikes and borrowing costs. This upward development was driven primarily by business expectations; companies also … Continue reading “Germany Business Shrugs off Banking Crisis, Inflation and Strikes – Ifo”
Germany SPD and CDU Battle To Become Largest Party in Bundestag After Angela Merkel Era
Centre-left SPD and their candidate, Olaf Scholz, secured a narrow win in the German election which saw Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party and their candidate, Armin Laschet, plunge to a historic low. Parties will embark on “exploratory talks” to form a government, with a three-way coalition considered the most likely.
Germany Economy in an ‘Unexpectedly Fast’ V-Shaped Recovery
German economy minister Peter Altmaier believes Germany is in an ‘unexpectedly fast’ V-shaped recovery. Despite Coronavirus fears global markets have soared to record highs and economies are showing some life as PMI shows. The German government revised it’ 2020 GDP forecast to -5.8% from -6.3% previously. German government revises 2020-21 GDP forecasts 2020 GDP forecast revised to -5.8%; previously -6.3% 2021 GDP forecast revised to +4.4%; previously +5.2% Altmaier also says that Germany has managed to preserve the essence of … Continue reading “Germany Economy in an ‘Unexpectedly Fast’ V-Shaped Recovery”
Germany Looking To Ease Capital Buffers On Banks
With the Coronavirus fears crashing global markets and economies Germany is weighing up easing counter-cyclical capital buffers for banks. Deutsche Bank shares have dropped to fresh multi-decade lows as default probability rises.
Australia To Charge Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and ANZ With Being Criminal Cartel
Australia in an unprecedented move announced it is preparing criminal cartel charges against ANZ and underwriters Deutsche Bank and Citigroup over a 2015 $2.3 billion share issue. Potentially institutional capital raisings in global capital markets will be affected.