GERMAN CRISIS: Berlin facing ‘dangerous’ economic future as political chaos engulfs Merkel

Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Paul Martin

GERMANY is on the brink of serious lasting damage to its economic model, it has been reported.

Sat, Nov 25, 2017

The risk of a massive economic decline has prompted calls for change in direction by the European Central Bank (ECB).

Professor Clemens Fuest, head of the IFO Institute, has said: “It is very clear that monetary policy is too expansionary for Germany by any rule you care to use, but it is also too expansionary even for the rest of eurozone.

“We are seeing a strong acceleration everywhere. We think the ECB should be cutting asset purchases to zero by April.”

However, the ECB has outlined it will cut bond purchases in half from €60bn to €30bn but stretch the programme until September 2018, and potentially beyond.

Professor Fuest added: “There is the danger of a real estate bubble in the bigger cities and it is not going to stop.

“The lesson of the past is that the longer this momentum goes on, the more dangerous it becomes, and I see a lot of dangers.”

Professor Richard Werner, a German economist from Southampton University, said: “We are going to have a massive misallocation of resources and a property bubble just like Japan in the late 1980s. The negative interest rate policy and bond purchases are disastrous.”

Reports of potential economic instability have come as a breakdown in German coalition talks has thrown Chancellor Angela Merkel’s future in doubt.

The leader of Germany’s socialist party and former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz is under increasing pressure to resign over his refusal to engage in coalition talks.

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