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An aerial view of China Evergrande Group’s Cultural Tourism City residential and tourism development in Taicang. Markets continue to be rattled by developments at the group. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Stocks fell on Friday as worries about troubled property developer China Evergrande and weak German business confidence data prompted investors to boo(...)

The Bundesbank predicts the German economy is on the verge of regaining the ground lost during the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

German business confidence unexpectedly slipped in July, signaling concern that supply bottlenecks and resurgent infections could slow the recovery. (...)

Businesses face a number of issues when they reopen. Photograph:  Getty Images

We are probably at least a few weeks away from any of the businesses that have closed because of Government Covid-19 restrictions being able to reopen(...)

The normally bustling  Dame Lane in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to significant economic costs. Attributing these costs to the shutdown is the wrong way of thinking about it - the(...)

The man who invented Germany’s strict limit on new public borrowing has called for a rethink, saying the country should raise billions of euro in debt to invest in new technology, fight climate change and repair its ageing infrastructure. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

The man who invented Germany’s strict limit on new public borrowing has called for a rethink, saying the country should raise billions of euro in debt(...)

Germany just barely avoided a recession in the final quarter of 2018

Europe’s largest economy stagnated in the fourth quarter as an inventory slump wiped out support from consumption and investment, and business sentime(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: Greece and its international lenders have come under criticism from  Germany’s Ifo Institute. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Germany’s Ifo Institute is proud of its standing as an independent think tank. Chancellor Angela Merkel and other political leaders might wish it were(...)

German consumer confidence rose to its highest level in six years heading into October, supporting expectations strong consumer spending will help Eur(...)