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Jun 19, 2014

Schaeuble says low rates spawning ‘dangerous’ rise in property prices

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Thursday in the clearest terms yet about the risks of loose monetary policy for Europe’s largest economy, saying low interest rates were already spawning “dangerous” rises in domestic property prices.

Schaeuble has long warned about the threat of speculative bubbles forming as a result of excess liquidity, but his comments at a news conference with visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew went beyond his usual line that low rates must correct higher over time.

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Jun 15, 2014

German eurosceptics go mainstream in threat to Merkel

BERLIN, June 15 (Reuters) – The Alternative for Germany
(AfD) failed to make as big a splash in European elections last
month as its eurosceptic counterparts in France and Britain. But
that may be about to change.

Less than a month after the vote, the party formed last year
by a group of renegade academics is on track to establish itself
as a permanent force in German politics and a long-term headache
for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats (CDU).

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      "I run the Reuters news operations for Germany, Austria and Switzerland based in Berlin, and write regularly about German politics and European economic issues. I've reported from over 20 countries for Reuters since joining in the mid-1990s, including stints in Paris, London and New York."
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