German economic strength 'a fallacy': Charles Dumas interview

The Lombard Street Research chairman tells Credit the German economy is far weaker than has been supposed.

Charles Dumas, Lombard Street

While the vulnerabilities of Europe’s peripheral economies have been exposed by the sovereign debt crisis, the idea that Germany’s economy remains robust has gone largely unquestioned.

But Charles Dumas, chairman and chief economist at Lombard Street Research in London, says the idea of German economic strength is a “fallacy”, and argues that it is essential the country leaves the single currency if it is to rectify its fiscal imbalances.

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