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Allianz - German economic forecast 2018

The German economy clearly moved up a gear in the first half of 2017. At an annual rate, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth came in at 2.7%, the strongest since the first half of 2011. “It can be assumed that healthy economic growth will continue in the second half of the year as well, although GDP growth rates are likely to be somewhat more moderate than in the first six months”, said Michael Heise, Chief Economist of Allianz SE. 

Company: Allianz
Date added: 23-11-2018
Sector: European Equities

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Allianz - 2018 Outlook Guard against real-world inflation

The gradual reversal of expansionary monetary policies – at differing paces globally – will require some investors to adjust their approaches. Protecting purchasing power will remain a priority as official inflation understates real-world costs.

Company: Allianz
Date added: 15-12-2017
Sector: Markets

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Allianz - Euro area: Inflation target will be achieved if unemployment continues to fall

The labor market in the euro area has been improving since 2013. Although the number of people in work exceeds 2008 levels, the number of unemployed is still over 3 million higher. 

Company: Allianz
Date added: 30-11-2017
Sector: European Equities

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Allianz - Economic Insight: Three questions on the global economic cycle

Where are we in the global economic cycle? Since the recovery from the Global Financial Crisis, the global economy has been stuck in a post-crisis malaise characterized by low economic growth, deflationary pressures in some regions and ultra-low interest rates in the context of very accommodative monetary policies in advanced economies.

Company: Allianz
Date added: 30-11-2017
Sector: Briefing - Investment

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Allianz - Economic Insight: Germany - Lasting economic success cannot be taken for granted

On 24 September, this year of European elections will reach its next climax: the election of a new German government. These elections are taking place against the backdrop of a pronounced boom in the German economy.

Company: Allianz
Date added: 30-11-2017
Sector: European Equities

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Allianz - Economic Insight: ECB - a secret tapering recipe?

The ECB has to make a move towards normalization. Soft tapering – though not our own core scenario – is an option. It consists of stopping or reducing reinvestments of principal payments before reducing Quantitative Easing (QE). Why choose different sequencing from the Fed?

Company: Allianz
Date added: 30-11-2017
Sector: Markets

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