Upturn in Germany Strengthens in Spite of Global Economic Risks
The German economy is already in the fifth year of a moderate upturn, which will continue in 2018. Global economic activity is also expanding rapidly. The increase in economic policy uncertainty seems to have few adverse effects on the world economy. The economic policy agenda of the new US government carries both risks and opportunities for the economic outlook for the US and the world. The Joint Economic Forecast predicts consumer prices in advanced economies to increase by 1.9% in 2018 and expects a change in the ECB’s policy.