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The good and bad in Germany’s economic model are strongly linked

Pay restraint put Germany back on track but at a cost. It has left the economy more unbalanced than ever. Exports are super-competitive. In last year’s annual health-check, the IMF said Germany’s real effective exchange rate was undervalued by 10-20%.

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News And Culture

German, French, Russian leaders to talk Ukraine at G-20

BERLIN — The German government says a three-way meeting on Ukraine among the German, French and Russian leaders is planned during the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. 89 more words


Merkel stands by suggestion Europe can't rely fully on US

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood by her suggestion that Europe can no longer entirely rely on the U.S. and declared Wednesday that Germany and China can work together to help calm the world’s problems. 457 more words

PMN Business

German consumers look forward to good life in summer


© AFP/File | Low interest rates have contributed to Germans’ inclination to spend over saving while a stronger labour market has boosted confidence

BERLIN (AFP) – German consumers are expected to remain cheerful through July, pollsters GfK said on Thursday, as the public falls in step with general optimism about Europe’s largest economy. 194 more words

German Business Confidence Reaches New Record High


JUNE 26, 2017, 4:33 A.M. E.D.T.

BERLIN — A survey shows that business confidence in Germany has risen to another record high as managers’ view of both their outlook and their current situation brightens. 106 more words

Massive Hit

ANGELA Merkel is facing growing pressure to ensure that the European Union secures a good trade deal with Britain after a landmark report revealed the devastating effect a hard Brexit will have on the country’s flagship car industry. 440 more words

German unemployment hits new low in May: official data


© AFP/File | While the absolute number of people out of work fell by just 9,000 to 2.536 million in Germany, that was enough to bring down the unemployment rate from the 5.8 percent it had stood at in March and April… 202 more words