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breaking news Ifo economist says worry lines in German economy are getting wider

  • Business morale has fallen sharply in industry and retail
  • Expectations become more pessimistic
  • But there’s no sign of a recession yet
  • The threat of a gas shortage has increased uncertainty

It would be a bit naïve to completely rule out a recession at this point. The combination of higher and more persistent inflation as well as the gas supply shortage will present major economic headwinds for Germany in the coming months. If the first one doesn’t improve significantly, I doubt things on the pitch will improve.


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