investmentwatchblog.com / MARCH 8, 2017
If the Bundesbank were running the show, European interest rates would be on their way up and Germany’s central bank would be busy mopping up the deep pool of cheap and easy money that has been flooding Europe’s economy for years.
Business is booming, factory orders are surging, economic confidence is on a high and inflation pressures are creeping up. And it is not just in Germany where the outlook is improving. Large parts of Europe’s economy are on the mend and it begs the question, what on earth are the European Central Bank’s monetary priorities for the future?
They are either running scared of deep dangers lurking in Europe’s dark economy, or just going overboard with ultra-easy policy overkill as a fail-safe while key elections take place in Europe this year. More likely it’s that they are feeling overwhelmed by all the conflicting crosswinds, and choosing to keep a low profile for now.
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