Annonce
Annonce
Annonce
News in english

Corydon: GDP not too encouraging

The latest GDP figures are not particularly heartening.

Gem til liste

Danes are holding back on consumption with the result that Danish growth is suffering, according to Finance Minister Bjarne Corydon.

The latest figures from Statistics Denmark show that Denmark’s Third Quarter growth was at 0.1 per cent, just barely avoiding a technical recession.

“Denmark is still in the midst of an economic crisis and the turnaround has not come yet. Although GDP has marginally increased, the figures are not particularly encouraging,” Corydon tells Ritzau adding: “We have to accept that Danes are sensibly holding back on consumption as a reaction to the Eurozone debt crisis.”

The government has previously said that it expects growth of 0.9 per cent this year and 1.7 per cent in 2013, but both domestic economists and the OECD have suggested that the figures are too optimistic.

Corydon still believes, however, that next year will be better than 2012.

“There are grounds to be carefully optimistic about 2013 when the government’s many initiatives will help to foster growth and employment,” Corydon says.

FACEBOOK – Follow Politiken’s News in English

PolitikenPlus
  • Gyngehest Moover Toys Gyngehest kombinerer den klassiske gyngehest med moderne dansk design og giver på en sikker og sjov måde barnet sit første møde med den ældgamle gyngeleg.

    Pluspris 679 kr. Alm. pris 799 kr. Køb
  • Plakat inkl. indramning Kunstprint på akvarelpapir, signeret af Hanne Bartholin og indrammet og leveret direkte til døren.

    Pluspris 759 kr. Alm. pris 895 kr. Køb
  • Super Toscaner-kassen 6 fl. Luksus-smagekasse fra Toscana, 6 flasker. Chianti Classico, Super Toscaner og Bolgheri i top-klassen fra familien Landinis marker i Greve in Chianti og fra Bolgheri ved Toscanas Middelhavskyst.

    Pluspris 1.198 kr. Alm. pris 1.409 kr. Køb
  • Vinder af Guldbrikken 2014 Årets selskabsspil 2014 er et stærkt inkluderende, morsomt og kaotisk quizspil, der udforsker andre dele af vores paratviden, hvor selv de mest oplagte lette spørgsmål bliver store udfordringer.

    Pluspris 140 kr. Alm. pris 180 kr. Køb
  • What?s Happening Introduktion til SMKs særudstilling What?s Happening ved museumsinspektør Birgitte Anderberg Særudstillingen er åben både før og efter foredraget ? entre er inkluderet i prisen.

    Pluspris 110 kr. Alm. pris 145 kr. Køb