Holger Schmieding

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

UK: Abdicating a Proud Legacy

Britain’s political situation and its long-term economic outlook have become more precarious than they have been at any time since the late 1970s.

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Italy: Another Downer for the Populist Wave in Europe

Beppe Grillo’s Five Stars movement loses some of its lustre.

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Italy: Snap Elections in Late September?

Is Renzi putting his personal electoral interests over those of his country? And will his gamble pay off?

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The Macron Effect: Can France Overtake Germany Again?

It’s not a foregone conclusion that Germany always has the upper hand economically over France.

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France: Mélenchon for President?

A run-off between the far right and the far left candidates would be a choice between bad and ugly for France and Europe.

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Theresa May’s Very Iffy Brexit Strategy

What can actually be agreed before the UK leaves the EU?

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Britain’s Big Brexit Gamble

This is the worst setback ever for the process of European integration that started with a six-nation coal and steel community in 1952 – but for whom precisely?

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How Britain Punishes Itself

Theresa May’s Brexit plan will do some significant damage to the British economy.

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Italy: 60% Risk That Renzi Loses

Despite potential referendum loss, risk of new elections, bigger political upheaval or Italy leaving the euro is quite low.

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Theresa May Seems To Opt for Hard Brexit

The UK’s Prime Minister’s emerging strategy for a hard Brexit will mean significantly reduced access to the EU market.

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