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Country Report Germany July 1999 Main report
Summary--Germany 3rd quarter 1999.
Outlook for 1999-2000: Despite Germany's successful EU presidency --
Outlook for 1999-2000: Mr Schroder now has the chance to act --
Outlook for 1999-2000: Gov't will be forced to reverse pension pol --
Outlook for 1999-2000: A slow recovery in export demand is likely --
Outlook for 1999-2000: Fiscal deficit should be kept under control --
Outlook for 1999-2000: Inflation will edge above 1% in 2000
Outlook for 1999-2000: Export outlook improves --
Outlook for 1999-2000: Consumer demand will provide impetus for grwth
Political scene: German presidency of the EU is a success --
Political scene: Election was a severe setback for the SPD --
Political scene: FDP's position is precarious --
Political scene: Bremen state election is better for the SPD
Political scene: Bobo Hombach resigns
Political scene: Johannes Rau is elected president of the republic --
Economic policy: Gov't vulnerable to accusa'ns of pol incoherence --
Economic policy: Employers remain angry over the extra tax burden --
Economic policy: Riester seeks short- & long-term pension reforms --
Economic policy: ECB keeps interest rates low --
Economic policy: Short-term euro interest rates are falling --
Economic policy: Loud protests over taxes on "DM630 jobs" --
Economic policy: Debate on the subsidisation of low wages continues
Economic policy: With wage settlements running at around 3.5% --
Privatisation & competition.
Privatisation & competition: Possible deal on nuclear power outlined
Privatisation & competition: Shop opening restrictions loosened
Privatisation & competition: DT still has to sell its cable interest
Economy: Germany escapes recession --
Economy: Manufacturing output & orders weaken --
Economy: Fall in unemployment came to a halt in early 1999
Economy: Price stability continues --
Foreign trade & payments: First-quarter exports stabilise --
Foreign trade & payments: Fall in euro boosts German competitiveness
Quarterly indicators of economic activity.
Structure of trade.
Direction of trade.