Monthly report from the German finance ministry

  • Tax revenue rose 1.3% y/y in November but that relatively low annual increase was due to inflated sales tax revenue numbers in Nov 2014
  • 11-month revenue up 5% y/y
  • "Moderate" upturn likely to continue in Q4 despite "relatively weak" demand from emerging markets
  • Foreign indicators suggested "less dynamic exports" in the coming months
  • Consumption supported by 'good' labor market

Exports 'less dynamic', better get the euro below parity.