Current crises like the war in Syria, the mass influx of refugees or the threat of terrorist attacks make for a gloomy outlook in the EU. A GfK survey shows that economic and income expectations have plunged in most of the 28 member states.
German consumers are heading into the autumn with a sunny summer disposition, expecting to spend more of their rising incomes as Europe's biggest economy continues powering on.
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Consumers in Germany are still optimistic about economic developments at home, a closely-watched survey by the GfK market research group has shown. But inflation worries may soon change the picture.
Consumers in Europe's powerhouse have started the new year with a lot of optimism, a fresh survey by GfK market researchers has shown. Germans keep spending as the economy shows no sign of weakening.
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