The Dutch economy has done fairly well of late, with the unemploment rate at record-low levels. But not everyone has profited from recent developments, ING Diba Chief Economist Carsten Brzeski tells DW.
German economic growth in the third quarter has beaten analysts' expectations as stronger investment propelled GDP expansion in Europe's powerhouse. Some pundits see a risk of the economy overheating.
Once again the latest monthly business confidence index by Germany's Ifo research institute shows the mood among German executives only keeps getting rosier despite political unease over the next German government.
A monthly survey of the German business climate hit its highest-ever level in October. It beat analysts' forecasts of a further fall and pointed to continued strong performance for Europe's largest economy.
A renewed decrease in people registered as unemployed in Germany reflects positive trends on the labor market, the Federal Employment Agency (BA) has said. But old shortcomings have not gone away.
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