German equities blown off course by economic headwinds

By Aidan Gregory
21 Aug 2019

German equity capital markets are likely to be quiet for the rest of the year amid a worsening outlook for the country’s economy, which has been battered by trade tensions between the US and China and is also highly exposed to the threat that UK may crash out of the EU without a deal in October.

The Bundesbank warned this week that Germany is nearing a technical recession. German GDP fell 0.1% in the second quarter of 2019, down from a 0.4% growth in the first quarter. This, combined with recent poor manufacturing data, paints a highly troubled picture of the state of the ...

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