German coalition talks

Dollar Slide Accelerates Against Several Key Currencies

January 12, 2018

The dollar dropped overnight by 0.9% against the euro, 0.7% relative to the yuan and sterling, and 0.5% versus the Swiss franc and Mexican peso. The catalyst for this accelerated decline was a tentative political plan in Germany between the center-right Christian Democrats and center-left Christian Socialists to form a new “grand coalition.” Those two […] More

Euro See-Saws After German Coalition Talks Break Down

November 20, 2017

In Germany’s national parliamentary election on September 24, the center-right Christian Democratic Party of Chancellor Angela Merkel won it smallest share of the vote since 1949, but its center-left grand coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party, also suffered big losses and got its smallest voter share since the Second World War. The SDP had ruled […] More