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German fiscal policy to stave off stagflation, finance minister says – Reuters.com

Says govt will apply fiscal tools to avoid stagflation Says can’t rely on ECB to drive growth Need self-sustaining growth and to lead state out of debt BERLIN, March 22 (Reuters) – The German government will tailor its public spending plans to avoid stagflation in Europe’s biggest economy and keep at bay the risk of …

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Japan households accumulate record financial assets as COVID curbs spending – Reuters.com

A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Households’ financial assets at record $17 trln as of Dec – BOJ Roughly half of households’ assets held in …

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