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Sep 03, 2020

France, Germany, Italy: Good fiscal stimulus, bad trade deficits?

The unprecedented fiscal stimulus plans launched by European governments this summer (phase II to relaunch growth engines after phase I emergency relief programs) should help to boost economic growth by +2.4pp in France, +2pp in Germany and +0.7pp in Italy over 2021-22.   

Sep 03, 2020

Allianz Pulse 2020: Grim expectations

The second edition of the “Allianz Pulse”, a survey to check the mood in France, Germany and Italy, reveals deep pessimism: 82% of the French, 77% of the Italian and 49% of the German respondents consider the economic outlook as bad.

Sep 03, 2020

European Consumers: Still firmly in the woods

Given the sharp setback in consumer spending in H1 2020, which far exceeded anything seen during the Great Financial Crisis as well as the Eurozone debt crisis, without a meaningful rebound in private consumption, economic recovery prospects will remain rather dim.  

Jul 31, 2020

Q2 GDP Releases: The size of the Covid-19 crater

The Covid-19-related trough has been reached. The GDP figures for the second quarter confirmed the expected historic slump in economic activity in the Eurozone and the U.S. and the different recovery speeds across advanced economies. For the next quarter, we expect economic activity in the Eurozone to increase by +12.8% Q/Q. What to watch out for in the second half of the year?

Jul 30, 2020

Impact underwriting: Sustainable insurance as an opportunity for society and business

Impact underwriting can offer a ‘double dividend’, generating revenues in a growing market besides realizing positive externalities for society. In this context, we identify 9 fields of sustainable action for the insurance sector.  

Jul 29, 2020

Major Insolvencies: Close to 150 large companies went bust in Q2 2020

Our latest reporting of insolvencies of large companies - those with over EUR50mn of turnover - points to a surge in major insolvencies in Q2 2020 after a soft start of the year. Retail, services and energy were the most impacted sectors,  but automotive also stood out with a noticeable increase. What does this mean for companies? As the Covid-19 pandemic creates an insolvency time bomb, we expect a stronger risk of domino effects, notably on fragile providers along supply chains.  

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