The containership ‘Corte Real’ unloads and loads at the container port in Hamburg.

While the rest of Europe looked nervously at Germany’s second-quarter GDP drop yesterday, Germans were uncharacteristically cheery.Yes, the economy s(...)

The German national flag flies beside the River Alster in Hamburg. The German economy suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, its first in more than a year. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter as Germany’s economy shrank and France’s stagnated. The zero growth reported by stati(...)

Employees work underneath the chassis of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class automobile as it moves along the production line at the Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz factory in Sindelfingen, Germany. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German industrial orders fell in May for the first time in two months and more sharply than expected due to a perceived increase in geopolitical risk,(...)

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

German exports rose at their strongest pace in nearly two years in April, widening the trade surplus in Europe’s largest economy, data showed on Frida(...)

General view of the container terminal “Burchardkai” of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in the harbour of Hamburg. German economic growth doubled to the fastest rate in three years in the first three months of 2014

Germany’s economy grew at its fastest rate in three years in the first quarter, driven by domestic factors, while a leading indicator of sentiment sig(...)

Shoppers are seen reflected as the O2 company logo, part of Telefonica SA, sits on display outside a mobile phone store in Dusseldorf, Germany. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s fragile economic recovery has suffered a setback with new figures showing weaker-than-expected growth.The European Union’s statistics(...)

Imports dipped 0.9 per cent in Germany in March, new figures show

German exports posted their biggest fall in nearly a year in March and imports also fell, narrowing the trade surplus in Europe’s largest economy and (...)

Workers at a car factory in Germany. New figures show imports increased by 4.1 per cent in January while exports were up 2.2 per cent

German exports rose much more than forecast on the month in January and imports surged even more, narrowing the trade surplus, according to new(...)

The number of people out of work in Europe’s largest economy decreased by 14,000 to 2.914 million, data from the Labour Office in Germany showed today. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German unemployment dropped in February to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years, boding well for domestic demand, which the government hopes (...)

The German national flag flies over the German finance ministry in Berlin. Germany has been a pillar of strength throughout the euro zone crisis but growth slowed to 0.7 per cent in 2012 . Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The German economy grew by a weaker than expected 0.4 per cent in 2013, a preliminary estimate from the Federal Statistics Office showed today.The rea(...)