A car is seen after heavy snowfalls near Irschenberg, Germany. The German economy is getting the worst of both worlds: not only is the economy of China, Germany’s major trading partner, slowing down, the German car sector has also been hit by the EU’s latest emissions regulations. Photo: Reuters
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

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Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Why the euro zone is a bigger worry than China’s economic slowdown

  • Nicholas Spiro says anxiety about a global slowdown is building in Germany and across Europe. Yet, when Beijing is taking measures to support the Chinese economy, the European Central Bank is unwisely tightening policy

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A car is seen after heavy snowfalls near Irschenberg, Germany. The German economy is getting the worst of both worlds: not only is the economy of China, Germany’s major trading partner, slowing down, the German car sector has also been hit by the EU’s latest emissions regulations. Photo: Reuters
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