An article in Visual Capitalist, reports that the European Central Bank’s most recent forecast for the eurozone pegs growth at 2.3% for the year ahead, ‘a significant upgrade from the central bank’s previous estimate of 1.8%’.

The article points out that one of the most interesting aspects of this forecast is the demographic reality it reveals for Germany:

By 2019, there will be fewer Germans under 30 years old than there are Germans that are 60+ years: This ratio is certainly extreme on a global level – after all, 24% of the world population is under the age of 14, and only 12% is older than 60 years.

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