Hamburg harbour. Ifo’s business climate beat the Reuters consensus for a reading of 107.2

Business confidence in Germany improved in July after two monthly drops, a survey showed on Monday, as an agreement between Greece and its creditors (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: said she would not be blackmailed into an agreement with Athens at any price. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Getty Images

Germany has said that any solution on the Greek standoff with its European creditors will have to wait until after Sunday’s referendum – and will in(...)

Germany’s federal economics minister, Sigmar Gabriel, was mildly critical of the ECB move. Photograph: EPA

The ECB’s bond-buying programme was greeted in Germany by isolated mild praise amid a hail of criticsim of “Draghi doping”.The euro-critical Alternati(...)

A 500 Mark note printed during the Weimar Republic.

The European Central Bank faces another moment of truth as its governors debate whether to buy up the sovereign bonds of euro zone countries to avert (...)

Ancient Greece themed fridge magnets sits for sale beside a one euro price sign at a euro store in Athens. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

Germany is not planning for a Greek exit from the euro zone and has not changed its policy towards Athens, chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman sai(...)

Containers are loaded onto a container ship at a shipping terminal in the harbour in Hamburg. German business confidence continues to decline. Photograph: Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

Germany’s business climate cooled for the sixth straight month in October, pushing confidence in Europe’s largest economy to levels not seen since the(...)

Andreas Vosskuhle, presiding judge of the Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, puts on his cap after the ESM verdict in Karlsruhe, Germany. Photograph: Uli Deck/EPA

ESM chief Klaus Regling has welcomed the dismissal by Germany’s highest court of constitutional challenges to the EU’s permanent bailout fund. (...)

Press conferences of Germany’s economic advisory council are usually a sober affair. The group’s official German name, the Sachverständigenrat, is suc(...)

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(...)

Economist Hans-Werner Sinn said Germany should help struggling countries leave the euro

Germany would have nothing to fear and much to gain from exiting the euro area, according to influential economist Hans(...)