Summary of Germany

Country Report; March 2014


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Germany summary
A glance at the future of the German economy reveals both good and bad potential outcomes.


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The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts mostly steady growth and stability in Germany’s 2014-2018 economy. Increasing exports, low inflation, a rising GDP and small budget surpluses should prevail. Yet uncertainties about potential euro-zone financial obligations and the actions of the prowling Russian bear cast a shadow on this prediction of prosperity. getAbstract recommends this succinct report’s straightforward tables and charts to observers of – and participants within – the German and euro-zone economies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Germany’s economic prospects for 2014-2018 are encouraging and
  • What factors could change this rosy outlook.


The German economy should move ahead under the country’s “grand coalition” of center-left and center-right parties formed in late 2013. Policy will tilt slightly left, as reflected in moves to establish a minimum wage and increase spending on social services and infrastructure. Chancellor Angela Merkel...
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