German growth slowed more than expected in the first quarter of 2015 as foreign trade weighed on Europe’s largest economy. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

German growth slowed more than expected in the first quarter of 2015 as foreign trade weighed on Europe’s largest economy. The economy grew by 0.3 pe(...)

  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(...)

Branded containers are seen at the HHLA Hamburg Container Terminal Altenwerder in Hamburg, Germany Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg

German exports rebounded in February after dipping to start the year but imports rose at a faster pace, raising questions about whether trade will sup(...)

New data on Monday showed that prices in Europe’s largest economy rose 0.1 per cent in March from a year earlier. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Germany’s inflation rate turned positive for the first time in three months as the country’s economy strengthened and the European Central Bank’s bon(...)

The German economy had a robust start to last year but only narrowly avoided a contraction in the third quarter after shrinking in the second

Private consumption and trade fuelled a 1.5 per cent expansion of the German economy in 2014, its best performance in three years but a result which m(...)

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(...)

The German jobless rate fell from 6.6 per cent in November to its lowest since German reunification in 1990

Germany’s unemployment rate dropped to a record low of 6.5 per cent in December while Italy’s pushed up to a new high of 13.4 per cent, underscoring t(...)

 German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schaeuble attends the European Banking Congress (EBC) in Frankfurt. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA

A sharp rise in private consumption more than compensated for stubborn weakness in investment, helping the German economy post modest growth in the th(...)

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says confidence is central to economic growth after drop in German retail spending. Picture: Reuters

German retail sales for September posted the largest monthly decline in over seven years, according to data released today.The results show the countr(...)

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(...)