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Germany fiercely defends its trade surplus -- World anger mounts over "toxic trade surplus"

  • Germany has been often criticized for not using its budget leeway to make further investments, which ultimately could help out other embattled euro economies
  • However, in the eyes of the Bundesbank president, it is prudent to keep a positive output gap to ensure Germany’s finances won’t be damaged when demographic pressures kick in…
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Merkel and SPD Reach Initial Deal on Coalition Talks


By Arne Delfs, Birgit Jenn , and

Patrick Donahue

January 12, 2018, 3:18 AM EST Updated on January 12, 2018, 4:15 AM EST

  • Parties agree to start formal talks to revive grand coalition…

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Germany’s 2.2% GDP growth in 2017 the fastest pace in 6 years

AP | Published — Thursday 11 January 2018

Exports — a traditional strength of the German economy — grew by 4.7 percent, a much stronger performance than the previous year’s 2.6 percent. 250 more words

Car sales in Germany and Britain show the reality of a two-speed Europe

Germany revealed its car sales figures for 2017 today—and they’re as robust as one has come to expect from the home of the automobile. Some 3.4 million new vehicles were… 342 more words

Six Stories on Germany’s Politics

A campaign poster in Berlin for Angela Merkel, whose future as chancellor of Germany seemed all but certain after elections in September. CreditHannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Germany is mired in a political crisis… 563 more words

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Germany's Economy Powers Ahead in the Third Quarter

Germany’s economy powered ahead in the third quarter thanks to buoyant exports and investments, data showed on Tuesday, as it cemented its role as the Eurozone’s growth engine. 416 more words


German Economy Steams Ahead in Boost to Euro Area Recovery


By Piotr Skolimowski

November 14, 2017, 2:00 AM EST Updated on November 14, 2017, 2:32 AM EST

  • Total output increased 0.8% in third quarter vs 0.6% estimate…

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