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

German exports fell by more than expected in June and industrial output also declined, ending an otherwise strong second quarter on a weak note in a (...)

Foreign demand inched up 0.2 per cent while domestic demand dropped 0.6 per cent

German industrial orders fell less than forecast in May as a modest rise in foreign demand took the sting out of a decline in domestic bookings, the (...)

Demand for consumer goods soared by 4.5 per cent on the month while demand for capital goods increased by 2.3 per cent

German industrial orders rose more sharply than expected in April with strong demand from euro zone peers outweighing a slip in domestic demand, data(...)

  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(...)

  European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Katia Christodoulou /EPA

The euro remained anchored near an 11-year low against the dollar with the European Central Bank gearing up to launch its €1.1 trillion bond-buying pr(...)

French president Francois Hollande: he took drastic action by overriding parliament to push through a package of business-friendly economic reforms. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty

French president François Hollande took drastic action on Tuesday to push through a package of business-friendly economic reforms, overriding parliam(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference with British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

German exports fell sharply in November and industrial output also declined, suggesting Europe’s largest economy ended 2014 on a weak note. Seasonally(...)

epa04465101 Customers use an ATM outside of a branch of Lloyds Bank in London, 26 October 2014. Europe’s banking authorities published the results on 26 October 2014 of a detailed stress test, showing the overall health of bank balance sheets and the ability of the main financial institutions to withstand economic turbulence. The institutions being tested include Germany’s Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, French lenders BNP Paribas and Societe Generale, British banks Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays, and Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena, among others. None of the British banks failed the test, but Lloyds passed narrowly. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

Italy’s Treasury has not ruled out extending repayment deadlines on hundreds of millions of euros in state aid to help troubled lender Banca Monte dei(...)

Wagon trains of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) are seen at a freight railway station in the western city of Hagen . Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

A second day of weak German data sent European markets into retreat today with stocks, the euro and periphery euro zone government debt all knocked by(...)

A member of staff of chemical group BASF standing in front of the plant installation ‘Steamcracker II’ in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA.

German industrial output posted its biggest monthly increase since March 2012 in July, rising far more than forecast and marking a strong start to the(...)