Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said today that German economy growth will “fall well short of the potential rate of 1.5 percent in 2019”. That’s because “there is much to suggest that the dip in growth here in Germany has persisted into the current year”.
However, he emphasized that the prerequisites for growth remain intact, including low financing cost, expansion in employment market and rising wages. Thus, there is no reason for pessimism yet.
Separately, it’s reported that German cabinet gave green-light for a second eight-year term for Weidmann, as the current term expires at the end of APril.