German economy minister Peter Altmaier and Markus Soeder, prime minister of Bavaria. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The German economy returned to growth in the first quarter, helped by higher household spending and a booming construction industry, preliminary data (...)

The German economy stalled in the final quarter of last year, escaping recession by the narrowest of margins after contracting in the July-September p(...)

Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German imports fell unexpectedly in November, outstripping a drop in exports and widening the trade surplus of Europe’s largest economy, data showed (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

The German economy contracted for the first time since 2015 in the third quarter as global trade disputes swung the traditional export growth engine o(...)

A larger scale trade row between the United States and China could also harm Germany, many of whose manufacturers rely on growth in the world’s two largest economies.

All sectors of the German economy grew in the second quarter, data showed, with robust domestic activity helping to cushion against risks to exports f(...)

German manufacturers continue to hire and invest in equipment to meet rising orders.

Consumers were the main source of growth in Germany in the second quarter, data showed on Friday, as Europe’s largest economy reaped the benefits of r(...)

Workers assemble an e-Golf electric car at the Volkswagen plant in Dresden: The German economy growth rate for the first quarter has been revised up to 0.7 per cent on the quarter. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The German economy grew by less than expected in the second quarter as net trade dampened an overall expansion which was driven by strong household sp(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag . Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch

German retail sales rose in May, data showed on Friday, supporting expectations that private consumption will propel growth in Europe’s largest econom(...)

A women carries a shopping bag of German clothing store Peek & Cloppenburg. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

German retail sales unexpectedly fell in April, data showed on Wednesday, dampening hopes that private consumption will propel growth in Europe’s larg(...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel: Germans revel in record-high employment.

German retail sales rose more than expected on the month in February but unexpectedly dropped on the year, data showed on Friday, sending mixed signal(...)

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