German businesses are gloomier this month according to a survey of 7,000 firms, which may or may not be linked to Trump's protectionist comments.
Inflation in Germany jumped in December - up 1.7% on the year - due to costlier energy and food while unemployment there fell more than expected.
Lufthansa pilots in Germany have said they will extend strike action again until Saturday, this time targeting long-haul flights in a long-running pay dispute.
The best outcome of Brexit talks would be to stop Brexit, that was the advice of Germany’s council of economic experts to the Chancellor.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Britain cannot be given any special treatment to EU markets if it limits immigration.
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.
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".
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.