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Europe Drop-In: Germany’s economic future – Is the ‘sick man’ healing?

Germany is in crisis. Even as near-term drags on growth are set to fade, its economy is being buffeted by a host of forces that threaten to leave it struggling through the rest of this decade. How will an aging population, high energy costs and a declining manufacturing sector shape Germany’s future? What are the implications of the increasingly fractured global economy and concerns about over-reliance on China?

Economists from our Europe team were online shortly after the release of the latest German GDP data for this special briefing on the near to long-term outlook for the euro-zone’s biggest economy, and its implications for Europe as a whole.

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