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German economic growth to slow says finance ministry

Germany's economic growth will slow in the second half of this year the finance ministry has said due to weaker foreign demand for goods.

Germany's economic growth will slow in the second half of this year the finance ministry has said due to weaker foreign demand for goods.

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German jobless rate falls again, retail sales data mixed

German unemployment was down again in August for the 12th straight month. Retail sales grew month-on-month in July, but declined from a year earlier.

German unemployment was down again in August for the 12th straight month. Retail sales grew month-on-month in July, but declined from a year earlier.

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Brexit vote effect cuts German business morale

There was a sharp deterioration in German business morale in August and expectations declined the most in sectors with relatively strong ties to the UK market.

There was a sharp deterioration in German business morale in August and expectations declined the most in sectors with relatively strong ties to the UK market.

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Exports keep Germany economic growth strong

Trade was the biggest factor in Germany's economy growing by 0.4 percent between April and June. as exports rose 1.2 percent. State spending and private consumption also contributed.

Trade was the biggest factor in Germany's economy growing by 0.4 percent between April and June. as exports rose 1.2 percent. State spending and private consumption also contributed.

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Call for 150 billion euros bailout fund for European banks

Deutsche Bank's chief economist David Folkerts-Landau wants the European Union to set up a 150 billion euro rescue fund to recapitalise European banks and address "one crisis after another".

Deutsche Bank's chief economist David Folkerts-Landau wants the European Union to set up a 150 billion euro rescue fund to recapitalise European banks and address "one crisis after another".

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German exports plunge in May

There was an unexpected fall in exports from Germany in May and imports barely rose, further indicators of slowing growth in Europe's largest economy.

There was an unexpected fall in exports from Germany in May and imports barely rose, further indicators of slowing growth in Europe's largest economy.

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Germany says Brexit changes nothing for its economy

Germany is to stick to plans for a balanced budget over the next four years with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble saying the Brexit vote changes nothing for country's economy.

Germany is to stick to plans for a balanced budget over the next four years with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble saying the Brexit vote changes nothing for country's economy.

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German debt bonds drop below zero

Yields on 10-year government debt of Germany has fallen below zero for the first time on record.

Yields on 10-year government debt of Germany has fallen below zero for the first time on record.

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Moody's downgrades Deutsche Bank's credit rating

Moody's has downgraded the rating on Deutsche Bank's unsecured debt. Chief Executive John Cryan said he was "very disappointed".

Moody's has downgraded the rating on Deutsche Bank's unsecured debt. Chief Executive John Cryan said he was "very disappointed".

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Business mood sours in Germany

German business morale unexpectedly dipped in April with company bosses worried about global economic growth hitting exports.

German business morale unexpectedly dipped in April with company bosses worried about global economic growth hitting exports.

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Refugees: Germany’s Economic Challenge

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs: “If I look at Germany I would say – the german economy is clearly the

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs: “If I look at Germany I would say – the german economy is clearly the

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German business morale rises despite global uncertainty

German business morale has risen to its highest level for nearly 18 months, despite the slowdown in China, the Volkswagen scandal and more recently

German business morale has risen to its highest level for nearly 18 months, despite the slowdown in China, the Volkswagen scandal and more recently

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Weak eurozone demand hits 'Made in Germany' goods

German industrial orders fell for the third consecutive month in September – in particular due to weak demand from other eurozone countries. The

German industrial orders fell for the third consecutive month in September – in particular due to weak demand from other eurozone countries. The

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Deutsche Bank announces huge job loss plan

Deutsche Bank has announced plans for major job losses and will also scale down massively its operations worldwide, as part of a major shake-up of

Deutsche Bank has announced plans for major job losses and will also scale down massively its operations worldwide, as part of a major shake-up of

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Europe and China should hold free trade talks, says Li

China and Europe should look at holding free trade talks, according to the country’s premier Li Keqiang who is meeting with German Chancellor Angela

China and Europe should look at holding free trade talks, according to the country’s premier Li Keqiang who is meeting with German Chancellor Angela

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German business shrugs off VW scandal - IFO survey

The first real test of the mood among German industry and trade since the Volkswagen emissions scandal has found that managers were less fazed by it

The first real test of the mood among German industry and trade since the Volkswagen emissions scandal has found that managers were less fazed by it

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Hugo Boss cuts sales and profit outlook

German fashion house Hugo Boss BOSSn.DE has cut its sales and profit outlook as the slowdown in China – and timid shoppers in the US – hit

German fashion house Hugo Boss BOSSn.DE has cut its sales and profit outlook as the slowdown in China – and timid shoppers in the US – hit

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Germany lowers 2015 growth outlook

Germany has slightly lowered its growth forecast for this year, blaming the economic slowdown in China and other emerging markets. The Economy

Germany has slightly lowered its growth forecast for this year, blaming the economic slowdown in China and other emerging markets. The Economy

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German investor confidence nosedives after VW emissions scandal

The revelation that millions of Volkswagen diesel cars had been polluting the air far more than had been claimed has helped send German investor

The revelation that millions of Volkswagen diesel cars had been polluting the air far more than had been claimed has helped send German investor

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Germany gains from Greek debt crisis according to study

Germany has saved 100 billion euros thanks to the Greek debt crisis. That’s a finding of a leading economic research institute. Investors fled to

Germany has saved 100 billion euros thanks to the Greek debt crisis. That’s a finding of a leading economic research institute. Investors fled to

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Industry decline in Germany and France

A weak note in a setback for the recovery in Europe’s largest economy. That’s how figures from the German Economy Ministry are being interpreted as

A weak note in a setback for the recovery in Europe’s largest economy. That’s how figures from the German Economy Ministry are being interpreted as

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Boost for German industrial orders

Strong demand from abroad has helped boost German industrial orders. According to figures from the economy ministry contracts for goods from Europe’s

Strong demand from abroad has helped boost German industrial orders. According to figures from the economy ministry contracts for goods from Europe’s

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Germany finance ministry says country's economy in upswing

The German economy likely grew by around 0.3 percent in the second quarter the finance ministry said in its monthly report. It added the country’s

The German economy likely grew by around 0.3 percent in the second quarter the finance ministry said in its monthly report. It added the country’s

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German investor sentiment gloomy - research

German investor sentiment has fallen to its lowest level for eight months, according to leading economic researchers, ZEW. The group’s monthly

German investor sentiment has fallen to its lowest level for eight months, according to leading economic researchers, ZEW. The group’s monthly

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Exports boost for Germany

The German economy is set to pull off stronger growth in the second quarter after expanding modestly in the first. The prediction comes after

The German economy is set to pull off stronger growth in the second quarter after expanding modestly in the first. The prediction comes after

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Germany: Bundesbank lifts 2015 GDP forecast

The Bundesbank has raised its GDP forecast for the German economy in 2015 to 1.7 percent. That is a significant increase on its December prediction

The Bundesbank has raised its GDP forecast for the German economy in 2015 to 1.7 percent. That is a significant increase on its December prediction