German private banking association out with their latest report 6 March

  • sudden policy unwinding by ECB could lead to over reaction on bond markets
  • ECB should deal with risk through clear communication strategy
  • Brexit, protectionism, and elections in France, Netherlands, Germany all economic risks
  • sees German GDP growth of 1.4% in 2017, 1.6% in 2018

No surprises for Germany to be calling for some tightening.

As for a central bank to be communicating clearly, that might be a first in recent times.

The BDB represents more than 200 private commercial banks and eleven member associations.

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