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Exclusive – Germany to trump Japan again with world’s largest c/a surplus – Ifo

Exclusive – Germany to trump Japan again with world’s largest c/a surplus – Ifo

Exclusive - Germany to trump Japan again with world's largest c/a surplus - IfoGermany’s current account surplus is set to remain the world’s largest this year despite increased trade tensions, the Ifo institute said on Monday, in an estimate likely to renew criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fiscal policies. The International Monetary Fund and the European Commission have for years urged Germany to do more to lift domestic demand and imports as a way to reduce global economic imbalances and stimulate growth elsewhere. Since his election, U.S. President Donald Trump has also criticised Germany’s export strength.

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