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Germany’s manufacturing recession looks far from over after latest data showed factory orders falling at their fastest pace in more than a decade. Th(...)

The German economy ministry said there were initial signs that an industrial recession could be coming to an end as orders stabilise. Photograph: iStock

The German economy is more or less stagnating, the economy ministry said on Monday, adding there were initial signs that an industrial recession could(...)

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German industrial orders fell more than expected in July on weak demand from abroad, data showed on Thursday, suggesting that manufacturers in Europe’(...)

Germany has long been the euro zone’s economic powerhouse, but it narrowly skirted a recession at the end of last year

Germany’s leading economic institutes slashed their forecasts for 2019 growth by more than half on Thursday and warned growth could slow much further (...)

Weaker growth in emerging markets, trade disputes and Brexit chaos are putting the brakes on a nine-year expansion. Photograph: iStock

Morale among German investors improved slightly in January, but their assessment of the economy’s current condition deteriorated to a four-year low, a(...)

Eventual tariffs on autos could hit companies including Korea’s Hyundai Motor, Japan’s Toyota and Germany’s BMW, as well as global factories for US brands General Motors, Ford Motor, and Fiat Chrysler

Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva next week to discuss how to respond to threats by US president Donald Tr(...)

Mounted police officers perform the changing of the guard prior to the swearing-in ceremony for Italy’s new government at Quirinale Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA.

Italy’s new government was sworn in on Friday, ending the country’s longest postwar political crisis but pushing the euro zone’s third-largest economy(...)

 Italian president Sergio Mattarella addresses the media after meeting Italy’s premier-designate Giuseppe Conte in Rome. Mr  Mattarella said he refused to approve populist leaders’ choice of an economy minister –  Paolo Savona – who has expressed anti-euro views. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

Italy’s efforts to form a government broke down on Sunday after the president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry, triggering a (...)

Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, who has been proposed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League as Italy’s new prime minister.

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have proposed Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, as the country’s new(...)

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos. Photograph: Angel Diaz/EPA

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe remains optimistic about Central Bank Governor, Philip Lane’s chance of landing the European Central Bank (EC(...)

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