Holger Schmieding

Holger Schmieding is chief economist at Berenberg Bank in London. [United Kingdom] Follow him @Berenberg_Econ

Coronavirus and the World Economy: What to Expect?

An unprecedented economic policy response to an extreme medical emergency.

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COVID-19 Response: A Global Reality Check

Policymakers are getting it step by step.

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Coronavirus: Scenarios for Europe

What is the economic fallout going to be for sure? And what will it be if it’s a bad case?

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Germany: Political Helter-Skelter

The AfD’s Thuringia maneuver caught Germany’s right-of-center parties flat-footed. The odds of a leftist coalition at the federal level in 2021 are rising.

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The UK’s Post-Brexit Hangover

When the Tories’ partying is over, the UK will realize it has little choice but to coordinate with its EU neighbors.

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EU27: Towards a Club of Clubs

The post-Brexit EU may look ever more like the kind of EU many Britons had wanted it to be.

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German “New SPD”: No Real Red Lines, No Hard Deadlines

It looks like CDU/CSU and SPD agreeing to stay together throughout 2020. But the risk that the SPD throws in the towel continues to loom large.

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German Politics: Bad News for Merkel

Germany’s center-left SPD will be led in the future by a little-known left-wing duo that is highly critical of the SPD’s role in Angela Merkel’s government.

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Will Germany See Red Soon?

Germany’s parties on the left are only a few percentage points short of a potential majority.

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Merkel’s Exit?

Quirky SPD race could decide Angela Merkel’s fate.

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