Euro Economy Is Heading Towards a Golden Period

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Europe is no longer the sick man of the world economy. The 19-nation euro-zone bloc is already enjoying the strongest growth in a decade and now economists at Credit Suisse Group AG and Oxford Economics are declaring that it’s heading toward a golden period of low-inflationary expansion. The turnaround is striking for a region that plunged from the global financial crisis into its own sovereign debt turmoil, record unemployment and near-deflation that threatened the very survival of the currency union. While still to make up most of the ground lost in the dark years, and with productivity still weak, the upturn at least holds out the hope that some scars will start to heal. “This is euro-area growth at its best,” said Nathan Sheets, a former international economist at the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury. “Our friends on the continent should enjoy it, it’s been a long famine.” …

Read more : Bloomberg, 13.11.2017