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Eurozone needs a German sovereign wealth fund

Posted on 28 August 2012

With the advent of the euro, exchange rate risk within the Economic and Monetary Union disappeared, and Germans were able to invest their excess savings in the common currency. As a result, German surpluses grew to become ingrained at 6 per cent of gross domestic product, more than a quarter of national savings.
However, German investors’ appetite for eurozone public and private debt has diminished sharply. Investment outside the eurozone is not an alternative, since a large part of German savings are intermediated by banks, which cannot take exchange rate risk………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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