Germany: No all-clear for German industry

Good news for Germany’s industrial outlook: New orders in the manufacturing sector rose in April by a seasonally adjusted 0.3% compared to the previous month, meanwhile the value for the month of March was corrected upwards slightly (0.8%). 

Greece: In the right direction

The Greek economy’s return on a positive growth trajectory at the start of 2019 can largely be attributed to economic impulses coming from the domestic economy.

Germany: Strong start to the year, subdued outlook

The German economy’s strong start to the year can largly be attributed to economic impulses coming from the domestic economy. However, positive special effects - including the rather mild winter, catch-up car purchases and expansive fiscal measures supportive of private consumption - probably helped beautify the Q1 result. 

Eurozone: Consumer shelters economy from external woes – for now

After a bit of a dry spell in the second half of 2018, economic momentum has shifted up a gear in the Eurozone in Q1 2019 with GDP growing by 0.4% q/q.

Germany: Strong start to the year, but no reason to sound the all-clear

After a brief soft-patch, the German economy has regained a foothold and, with seasonally adjusted GDP growth of 0.4%, enjoyed a strong start to 2019. 

Germany: Strong GDP growth in Q1 2019

Seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.5% in March compared with the previous month. The German industrial weakness has thus not yet been overcome, but the situation is at least stabilizing. 

Eurozone Q1 GDP growth: positive surprise

According to the Q1 2019 GDP flash estimate, the Eurozone grew more than expected at +0.4% q/q, accelerating from Q4 2018 (+0.2%q/q).

Germany: Close to a turning point

German business sentiment increased in March in its first monthly rise following six consecutive setbacks. 

Germany: Labor market unimpressed by near-recession

Despite the marked economic slowdown in the second half of 2018, the German labor market is proving to be robust.