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"Robust Growth in a Difficult Environment": Eight Questions to Ferdinand Fichtner

Interview of June 25, 2015

Dr. Fichtner, will the German economy perform as well in the second half of 2015 as it did in the first half of the year?

We assume that the German economy will lose some of its momentum. One-off effects such as plummeting oil prices played a major role in the strong gains made during the winter months. These effects are now petering out but, nevertheless, economic growth in Germany is expected to remain extremely strong for the rest of 2015 and into 2016. "..."

The full interview with Dr. Ferdinand Fichtner is published in DIW Economic Bulletin 26/2015. It is available for free download as pdf document (PDF, 141.2 KB).

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