Germany, the fourth-largest economy in the world, is showing signs of a recession after the country’s manufacturing activity contracted for the third consecutive month, according to a survey by London-based financial services provider, Markit
Yields on three-month US Treasury bills and 10-year notes fell below zero on 22 March for the first time since 2007. The German Bund also stood at -0.01%, a two-and-a-half year low. Japanese 10-year bond yields also dropped by 9.2%, hitting their lowest level since September 2016.
Munich-based think-tank Ifo published on 25 March suggesting that the economic mood in Germany improved in March, but manufacturing appears to be negatively influenced by Brexit.