Economic outlook: mixed feelings in Europe

July 2017

Summer time, vacation time! Finally we have arrived at what is, for most people, the best part of the year. Across Europe, the summer break has either already begun or is not far away. However, there are some conditions which have to be met before the vacation can be celebrated in earnest. Anyone planning on traveling or even doing nothing for a...

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14. August 2017

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“The former German Federal Chancellor Ludwig Erhard once said: ‘Economics is 50% psychology.’ An American economist is now showing just how right he was. He has concluded that the economy benefits from citizens being optimistic.” This quote is from the German 'Alltagsforschung' website. Alok Kumar, Management Professor of Finance at the University of Miami, carried out a study to ascertain whether the optimism of people living in a certain region had a positive effect on the economy. You can read more about this on the website itself or in the study which is available for download from the website. Our latest Focustopic contains information on consumer sentiment trends for Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Poland. In it we focus on the respective economic and income expectations of the inhabitants for the countries listed above.

Claudia Gaspar, GfK Verein


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Bernd Rosenbichler / e-mobility

May 2017

Bernd Rosenbichler, Vice President Brand Portfolio Strategy, Market Research, Competition at BMW Group, talks about enthusiasm and barriers for e-mobility as well as the longer-term future of electric cars.

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