German retail sales fell in February and January’s reading was revised down to show a slight decline for the month, in a setback for consumer spending(...)

Further clouds are visible on the horizon for the Germany economy, with finance market turbulence and US economic concerns causing the closely-watched Ifo business confidence index to slump for the third consecutive month. (Photograph: Reuters)

Europe’s largest economy is experiencing a best-of-times worst-of-times moment, with solid growth and its biggest budget surplus since unification ov(...)

Germany’s economic upswing is key for the continuation of the euro-area recovery amid slower global growth.

Germany’s economy sustained its momentum at the end of 2015, showing resilience amid an emerging market slowdown that’s heightened concerns about glob(...)

Sales in Berlin. Spending and employment has driven German economic growth. Photographer: Bloomberg

The German economy expanded about a quarter of a percent in the final three months of 2015, with record employment and expansionary monetary policy fu(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses after recording her New Year’s speech at the chancellery in Berlin

Favourable economic conditions and an influx of foreign workers boosted employment in Germany to its highest since reunification in 1990, according to(...)

General view of the container terminal  in the harbour of Hamburg

German imports fell sharply in October and exports also weakened, suggesting Europe’s largest economy is still struggling to shake off the impact of a(...)

Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg News

German business morale rose in November to the highest level since summer 2014, shrugging off an economic slowdown in China, the Volkswagen emissions (...)

Unadjusted data showed the economy expanded by 1.8 per cent on the year between July and September

German economic growth slowed in the third quarter of 2015 as foreign trade weighed on Europe’s largest economy, preliminary data from the Federal Sta(...)

The figures from Germany’s Federal Statistics Office showed Germany’s export engine was in good health at the mid-point of 2015. Photograph: Rolf Schulten/Bloomberg

A strong rise in German exports outstripped gains in imports to power growth of 0.4 per cent in Europe’s largest economy in the second quarter, data s(...)

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(...)