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Rapid German growth fuels fears of overheating economy


Stefan Kooths fears an overheating German economy

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(...) "A boom might feel good, but it carries the seeds of crisis within it," says Stefan Kooths of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. "The view that a boom is harmless as long as consumer prices don’t get out of and is unrealistic," he adds. The high level of capacity utilisation suggests "the risks of a cyclical downturn are rising."

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