Category Archives: economics

German Export in August and the Toll Index

German Exports in the month of August were announced today by Destatis. The data is still preliminary but it does suggest an increase of 7.2% with respect to August 2016. According to the German Press (for example finanzen.net) these results … Continue reading

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Graph of the day: “short” searches in the Google Finance Category

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Toll Index July 2017 – descending to the seasonal valley of August

So here is a fresh Toll Index spaghetti graph showing we are on our way to the seasonal August deep but setting a record month of July for border crossing lorry activity. I expect good Industrial Production news will be … Continue reading

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Sketching the origins of “Made in Germany” with ngrams

Two quick takeaways: The origins of German manufacturing prowess are in protectionist policies with import tarifs in the 1870s. Made In Germany mutated from marking lower quality German imports to Britain to marking premium quality German goods within 50 years … Continue reading

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