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All Quiet on The German Front The German elections are just two weeks away now and so far, aside from a few personal attacks on CDU’s Merkel by SPD’s Schulz, there has been little excitement to note. Current polling results continue to show a strong lead for the incumbent Chancellor’s party with the SPD in second place. The only real unknown el...

2017-09-13 James Harte Read more

CDU Leading Comfortable Race The German election campaign continues to tick along as expected with the CDU/CSU maintaining a comfortable lead over the SPD, in second, who are expected to form a coalition government with Merkel’s party following the voting in three weeks’ time. German Election: Introducing The Main Parties – From CDU to AfD Fo...

2017-09-06 James Harte Read more
Politician and candidate for chancellor Martin Schulz

The German election race is beginning to heat up as we head into September with Angela Merkel, the current German chancellor, coming under fire from SPD leader Martin Schultz. The new leader of the SPD targeted Merkel in rather a personal way this week accusing her of being “disconnected from reality” and “aloof” as well as attacking her for not...

2017-08-31 James Harte Read more
Martin Schulz, German politician, former president of the European Parliament.

With September fast approaching, the focus is likely to temporarily shift from the speculation on the ECB's next monetary policy move to Germany. Unlike the previous elections in the Eurozone, namely the Dutch and French elections, the German elections are not expected to deliver any surprising results. At best, the elections are likely to beco...

2017-08-30 John Benjamin Read more

In the aftermath of the Dutch, Austrian and French elections, markets now turn their attention to the most important of the eurozone elections: the German election. As the country is the largest economy in the eurozone, the nation’s political leadership can have a key impact on the health of the eurozone economy and the election race is being cl...

2017-08-23 James Harte Read more