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  • Thu, Nov. 24, 5:03 AM
    • German business morale was unchanged in November, suggesting company executives are still optimistic about growth prospects for Europe's largest economy despite growing political uncertainties.
    • Ifo's business climate index remained steady at 110.4 after a slight downward revision to 110.4 from 110.5 previously reported in October.
    • Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Germany's final GDP halved its growth rate in Q3 to 0.2%.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Thu, Nov. 24, 5:03 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Nov. 21, 4:09 AM
    • Nicolas Sarkozy has bid adieu to his presidential comeback after a late surge of support for Francois Fillon shook up the French primary race ahead of next year's election. He's likely to face original front runner Alain Juppe in a run-off.
    • Meanwhile, Angela Merkel has decided to seek a fourth term as Chancellor in Germany's election, to be held in 2017, saying she's "thought endlessly" about the decision following 11 years in office.
    • Previously: Speculation grows over Merkel's re-election plans (Nov. 20 2016)
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, EWQ, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Nov. 21, 4:09 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sun, Nov. 20, 6:33 AM
    • Angela Merkel is set to announce today she will seek a fourth term as German chancellor in next year's election, ending months of speculation over whether she wants to run again after 11 years in office.
    • Merkel will hold a rare press conference this evening (1:00 p.m. ET) after meeting with other leaders of her Christian Democrats in Berlin, a sign interpreted by politicians and the media that she has made up her mind.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Sun, Nov. 20, 6:33 AM | 3 Comments
  • Tue, Oct. 25, 5:00 AM
    • Business confidence in Germany remained buoyant in October as Ifo's business climate index hit 110.5 and climbed ahead of economists' expectations to a fresh two-and-a-half-year high.
    • The results follow a big rebound reported yesterday in Germany’s purchasing managers' index and suggest the EU's largest economy is holding up well despite many concerns about Brexit.
    • The DAX touched a 2016 high on the news, rising to 10,827.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, Oct. 25, 5:00 AM
  • Tue, Oct. 11, 5:50 AM
    • German investor confidence improved more than anticipated in October in a sign that growth remains robust even as concerns about German banks weigh on the outlook.
    • The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany rose to 6.2 from last month's reading of 0.5, bolstering optimism over the motor of the eurozone economy.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Tue, Oct. 11, 5:50 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Oct. 10, 12:17 PM
    • Europe stocks finished the day in positive territory.
    • The French CAC was up 1.06% and the German DAX finished with a 1.27% gain. The FTSE 100 was up 0.75% to finish at its highest level in more than a year. Miners and oil stocks were strong on the day.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWI, EWU, DAX, GF, EWQ, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, FKU, DXPS, QDEU, DBUK, QGBR, HEWI, HEWU, DBIT.
    | Mon, Oct. 10, 12:17 PM
  • Mon, Oct. 10, 5:04 AM
    • German exports rebounded more than expected in August, climbing by 5.4%, highlighting their biggest rise in more than six years and dispelling fears that Europe's biggest economy is heading for a slowdown.
    • Meanwhile, German police have captured 22-year-old Syrian refugee Jaber Albakr, a man suspected of planning a bomb attack who had slipped through their grasp during a raid two days ago.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Oct. 10, 5:04 AM
  • Mon, Oct. 10, 2:39 AM
    • Germany is considering changing its labor laws to make Frankfurt a more attractive hub for banks looking to move staff out of London after Brexit, FT reports.
    • People briefed on the plan said Germany was looking at imposing an upper salary limit on employee protections of €100,000 or €150,000, which would make conditions such as redundancy terms less generous.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Oct. 10, 2:39 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Oct. 6, 6:38 AM
    • "If we don't say that full access to the single market is linked to full acceptance of freedom of movement, then everyone in Europe will start doing what they want," Germany's Angela Merkel told an industry event in Berlin.
    • She added that negotiations between the EU and Britain won't be easy and said they will need to make clear what access each side has to the others' market.
    • ETFs: EWG, EWU, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, FKU, DXPS, QDEU, DBUK, QGBR, HEWU
    | Thu, Oct. 6, 6:38 AM | 4 Comments
  • Tue, Sep. 27, 5:13 AM
    • Two improvised bombs exploded in the eastern German city of Dresden last night - one at a mosque and one at an international conference center - but no one was injured.
    • "Even if we so far have no claim of responsibility, we must go on the basis that the motive was xenophobic," Horst Kretzschmar, president of Dresden police said in a statement.
    • DAX -0.9% to 10,305.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, QDEU
    | Tue, Sep. 27, 5:13 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mon, Sep. 26, 5:05 AM
    • German business confidence as measured by the Ifo index rose to its best level since May 2014, hitting 109.5 this month, defying fears of weakening conditions in Europe's largest economy.
    • Ifo president Clemens Fuest said the German economy had largely "digested" the impact of the U.K.’s Brexit vote in June, stating the uncertainty generated by the referendum result has broadly subsided.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Sep. 26, 5:05 AM
  • Mon, Sep. 19, 4:29 AM
    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party suffered its second electoral blow in two weeks on Sunday, slumping to its lowest level since 1990 in a regional state election in Berlin.
    • Voters turned to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany, which with 12.9% of the vote will enter its 10th regional assembly among the country's 16 states.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, FGM, QDEU
    | Mon, Sep. 19, 4:29 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sun, Sep. 18, 9:16 AM
    • Russians are heading to the polls to elect a new parliament, with 450 seats up for grabs that make up the Duma, the lower house of parliament.
    • Separately, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat Union party is set for further losses in regional elections in Berlin, with the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party expected to make gains.
    • Ahead of the voting, hundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets in seven cities throughout the country, in protest of the TTIP and CETA trade deals.
    • ETFs: RSX, EWG, RUSL, RUSS, ERUS, RSXJ, DAX, GF, RBL, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, QDEU
    | Sun, Sep. 18, 9:16 AM | 13 Comments
  • Mon, Sep. 5, 4:50 AM
    • Angela Merkel suffered a defeat in German regional elections on her home turf on Sunday as voters turned their backs on her liberal refugee policy and gave the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party a political triumph.
    • AfD pushed the chancellor's center-right Christian Democrats into third place in the vote in rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with both coming behind the Social Democrats, the region's dominant political grouping.
    • The setback could weaken Merkel's chances of a fourth term in next year's federal elections. Her approval rating recently plunged to a five-year low of 45%, down from 67% a year ago.
    • ETFs: EWG, DAX, GF, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, EWGS, BUNL, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, QDEU
    | Mon, Sep. 5, 4:50 AM
  • Thu, Aug. 25, 4:12 AM
    • The German Ifo Institute's business-climate index has dropped to 106.2 in August from 108.3 in July and missed consensus for a rise to 108.5.
    • The current-situation reading fell to 112.8 from 114.8 and undershot forecasts of 114.9, while the expectations print dropped to 100.1 from 102.1 and missed estimates of 102.5.
    • The DAX takes a plunge and is -1.13%, although the euro remains steady and is +0.1% at $1.1273.
    • CESifo Web site
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, EWG, ERO, DAX, EUFN, GF, DRR, DXGE, DBGR, HEWG, ULE, EUFX, EWGS, BUNL, URR, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, QDEU
    | Thu, Aug. 25, 4:12 AM | 1 Comment
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