The German economy has taken a severe turn for the worse, with data last week showing exports, industrial orders and output all plunging by the largest amount since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009

An index of German analyst and investor morale fell below zero for the first time in nearly two years in October, suggesting Europe’s largest economy(...)

German airline Lufthansa passenger planes on the tarmac at Frankfurt. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

German investor confidence dropped to the weakest in 21 months amid increasing political tension in Europe, even as the European Central Bank steps up(...)

An employee works on the halogen light production line at the Royal Philips NV automotive lighting factory in Aachen, Germany. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

German investor confidence declined for a seventh month in July as slower growth and geopolitical risks weighed on the outlook for Europe’s largest ec(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Finance Ministry in Berlin. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Recent turmoil in emerging markets will hit export-oriented European economies but there are no signs the bloc that shares the single currency (...)

German economists said that ECB bond-buying to stabilise crisis euro countries – over €200 billion and counting – had put the bank in a legal “grey area”

Frankfurt’s two central banks, the European Central Bank and the Bundesbank, clashed yesterday over whether the ECB needs tighter rules for its euro c(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and labour minister Ursula von der Leyen leaving the plenum of the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

German analyst and investor sentiment fell sharply in April, hit by fears that a deterioration of the euro zone crisis and a global slowdown, l(...)