Germany: Consumer confidence continues to plummet amid inflation, high energy prices
01 October 2022 | 5:46 pm
Rampant inflation and soaring energy costs have caused German consumer sentiment to drop according to new market research, with no indication just yet that inflation will improve soon.
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The government has placed the Russian oil giant's three refineries in Germany under trusteeship as it seeks to manage the impact of the energy crisis.
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The much-discussed decision is here: Germany will keep two of its three remaining nuclear power plants - at least for now. Some want them longer. Either way, the move marks a policy change long considered unthinkable.
As Chancellor Olaf Scholz planned to visit three gulf countries to discuss energy needs, Germany stepped up projects for LNG gas imports.
Police have cleared activists from a coal power plant and the rail lines leading to it, detaining several people. The protest impacted power output. Meanwhile, in Berlin, another group blocked busy intersections.
Uniper's situation has looked increasingly vulnerable following the closure of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. Previously, Germany's largest importer of natural gas said soaring energy prices had hit the company hard.
Ahead of World Alzheimer's Day, the German government's statistics office released figures showing that hospitalizations and deaths had more than doubled in the past two decades as the country ages.
German police searched 24 sites around the country, with a focus on locations in Bavaria. Investigators did not name the suspects, but Bavarian and national media reported the prime target was Alisher Usmanov.
Canada and Germany have signed a deal promising green hydrogen by 2025. A lot needs to happen in that time to realize that goal. Hydrogen has the potential to replace gas and oil in transport and industry, but it is still expensive and dirty.
The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.75 percent for the third time in a row, bringing America's borrowing costs to the highest level since 2008. Like other central banks, the Fed hopes to tame inflation, which is hovering near 40-year highs.
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