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Is Germany Losing its Mojo?

Germany is booming, yet some commentators suggest the nation's loss of confidence on the football pitch may mirror economic angst back home.

Germany is booming, yet some commentators suggest the nation's loss of confidence on the football pitch may mirror economic angst back home.

A shortage of skilled workers, inadequate public investment, a failure to grasp new technologies - these are just some of the criticisms that Germans level at their own economic performance. And at the heart of it is a political crisis over the influx of migrants - something many economists say is sorely needed in this ageing nation.

Anna-Katarina Noryskiewicz reports from Berlin, plus presenter Rob Young speaks to Gabriel Felbermayr, director of the Ifo Centre for International Economics in Germany.

(Picture: A German fan looks dejected following defeat in the 2018 World Cup; Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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