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11. Juni 2018
Das BIP-Wachstum hat sich in Q1 mit 0,3% gg. Vq. (Q4 2017: 0,6%) spürbar abgeschwächt. Sinkende Stimmungsindikatoren (ifo, PMI) sowie schwache Industrieproduktion kündigten dies an. Die Wachstumsimpulse kamen ausschließlich aus dem Inland. Anhaltend schleppende Industrieproduktion und rückläufige Auftragseingänge könnten das Investitionswachstum in Q2 dämpfen. Fortwährende Handelsstreitigkeiten dürften zudem den Außenbeitrag belasten. Positive Impulse erwarten wir vom Bausektor und von der Konsumnachfrage. Insgesamt sehen wir unsere jüngste Anpassung der Wachstumsprognose auf 2% (zuvor 2,3%) als wohlbegründet an. (Weitere Themen in dieser Ausgabe: Deutscher Häusermarkt, Kreditvergabe in Deutschland, EZB und QE-Ausstieg) [mehr]
11. Juni 2018
In April industrial production remained sluggish and new orders heavily declined, Q2 M&E investment growth could be restrained. No positive impulses are expected from net exports as long as international trade tensions continue. For these reasons, we have recently adjusted our annual GDP growth forecast from 2.3% to 2%. Impulses for Q2 growth should mainly come from the construction sector and consumption. Thanks to high wage settlements, private consumption should be again a key growth driver and the expansion of 17 consecutive quarters in a row is likely to continue. (Also included in this issue: lacklustre new construction, lending in Germany, the view from Berlin) [mehr]
7. Juni 2018
When reporting on bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies these days, the speaker is faced with the question: Shall he discuss the technology or move directly to the presentation of the social and economic implications? Conveying a complex technology in just a few minutes is risky. In Alice's rabbit burrow, the speaker and his audience quickly lose track of each other. But the audience may also be left clueless by the direct presentation of the potentially revolutionary implications. In the face of this dilemma and the complexity of cryptosystems, we will try to shed light on the issue by means of metaphors. We hope you will join us on our journey into the blockchain universe. [mehr]
7. Juni 2018
Trägt man in diesen Tagen über Bitcoin, Blockchain und Kryptowährungen vor, steht man vor der Frage: Diskutiert man die Technologie oder präsentiert man direkt die gesellschaftlichen und ökonomischen Implikationen? Seinen Zuhörern in wenigen Minuten einen Zugang zu einer komplexen Technologie zu vermitteln, ist riskant. Schnell verliert man sich in Alices Kaninchenbau aus den Augen. Doch die Zuhörer können ebenso ratlos zurückbleiben, wenn man direkt die potenziell revolutionären Implikationen anspricht. Aufgrund dieses Dilemmas und der Komplexität von Kryptosystemen wollen wir Ihnen hier die Technologie anhand von Metaphern näherbringen. Wir hoffen, dass Sie uns so auf die Reise ins Blockchain-Universum folgen. [mehr]
6. Juni 2018
About 250 years on from the first industrial revolution, we appear to be on the brink of a new age of automation, one dominated by complex robots and artificial intelligence. In this issue, we examine the impact of the next generation of automation on workers, industry, and society at large. Evidence from history, economics, and our industry analysts suggest that robots are more likely to complement us than replace us. [mehr]
4. Juni 2018
Asian economies have, collectively, grown at a remarkably stable rate over the past five years. Twenty-six consecutive quarters of GDP growth between 6% and 7% despite an occasionally challenging external environment – including the euro crisis, a volatile Japanese economy and large variations in energy prices – was a much better outcome than we, and we dare say most other observers, had expected. [mehr]
31. Mai 2018
Once more, Europe is becoming messy. We did not expect politics to turn so negative this year. The Italians face a difficult task of restoring investor confidence, and Italy is too important to ignore. But European volatility does not translate into US positivity; we believe the underlying dollar outlook remains negative, and the US midterms will add to political noise. Beyond the dollar, volatility breeds opportunity, and we identify numerous trades in currency crosses that should not be sensitive to messy American or European politics. [mehr]
30. Mai 2018
In our 7th annual DB survey of global prices and living standards, we rank 50 cities that are relevant to global financial markets. We consider Quality of Life, Salaries, Rents and Disposable After-Rent Income, and our Weekend Getaway, Cheap Date and Bad Habits indices. We then look at the individual series of the prices of goods and services. Our survey highlights relative prices around the globe and how they have changed over time. [mehr]