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.
Germany enjoys the best reputation of any country in the world, according to the latest Nation Brands Index. The survey found that there is much more than Germany's economic motor driving the positive image.
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.
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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