European Central Bank president Mario Draghi attends a news conference at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany on Thursday. Photograph; Reuters

The European Central Bank said it plans to start buying corporate bonds in June as it unveiled more details of its purchase programme.The bank will st(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

ECB president Mario Draghi is likely to drive home the case for ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday, hitting back at a barrage of criticism in Ger(...)

Around half of Germany’s 30 blue-chip companies reported consensus-beating financial results for the April-June period

German economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of 2015 but by less than expected, with foreign trade acting as a support and domestic invest(...)

German business morale weakened for a second straight month, suggesting concerns about the Greek debt crisis are hitting the mood in corporate boardro(...)

  German chancellor Angela Merkel  speaks with German minister for economy Sigmar Gabriel  during an hour of remembrance in the Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

German imports climbed more sharply than exports in March and industrial output dipped, suggesting that Europe’s largest economy might have grown less(...)

Annual inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November.  Photo: Bloomberg

Annual inflation in Europe’s largest economy fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November, suggesting the risk of deflation in the wider (...)

General view of the container terminal “Burchardkai” of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in the harbour of Hamburg

German exports slumped by 5.8 per cent in August, their biggest fall since the height of the global financial crisis in January 2009, in yet another s(...)

Volkswagen T5 cars are pictured at the booth of German carmaker Volkswagen at the IAA truck show in Hanover. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

German business sentiment fell for a fifth straight month in September to its lowest level in nearly 18 months, dampening expectations for a third-qua(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi commented last week that policymakers were prepared to add economic stimulus next month, fuelling the so-called yield grab. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Ireland’s long-term borrowing costs remained near record lows yesterday on foot of a possible ratings upgrade from Moody’s later in the week and sp(...)

German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel: said “the driving force” behind growth  is domestic demand. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP

Germany is facing into a broad-based, domestic-driven economic upswing, official data indicated yesterday, with growth hitting 1.8 per cent this ye(...)