Risks of Economic Overheating German Boom Fuels Inflation Angst

The German economic boom is fuelling inflation, and prices are expected to keep rising because of Europe's one-size-fits-all monetary policy. The European Central Bank can't raise interest rates aggressively enough to curb German price pressures because that would hurt the weaker euro-zone economies.
Gold is in high demand as inflation concerns mount.

Gold is in high demand as inflation concerns mount.

ARND WIEGMANN/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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