03 Jul 2017

showCASE 33 | Germany's housing market – fears and challenges of an emerging bubble

Housing bubbles have resurfaced as a worry for governments worldwide but especially in Europe, where eight countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) received warnings from the European Systemic Risk Board at the end of 2016. Although Germany was not one of the countries deemed to be at risk, the chief banking supervisor of the country’s central bank (Bundesbank), Andreas Dombret, recently expressed his concerns that in fact Germany may be facing a similar challenge.

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