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In view of analysts at Danske Bank, today’s highlight in the  euro area  is the  German  GDP figure for Q4 2018.

Key Quotes

“We expect the German economy avoided slipping into technical recession, however the quarterly growth pace is likely to have remained subdued at 0.1% q/q.”

“In Q3, the German economy experienced its first contraction since 2015 with GDP growth rates at -0.1% q/q. External factors such as the trade war, Brexit, as well as domestic problems in the car sector and low water levels in the Rhine River continued to hamper activity in Q4.”