Germany’s strong economic recovery and resilient labour market are thanks to sound macro policies and the quick rebound in world trade. Risks to the reform agenda for Landesbanken and an escalation of the Eurozone debt crisis remain a medium-term concern.
Economic Update Dutch version
GDP growth in 2010 was strongest since unification thanks to strong exports and investment. The export outlook has become far less certain. Consumption shows no sign of revival as nominal wage growth remains subdued. Inflationary pressures are building amid sharp rebound in commodity prices, the country’s strong economic conditions and the ultra loose monetary policy stance of the ECB.