Germany’s sprawling industrial sector is suffering its steepest downturn for a decade, underlining how the engine of the eurozone’s biggest economy is sputtering.

Germany’s sprawling industrial sector is suffering its steepest downturn for a decade, underlining how the engine of the eurozone’s biggest economy is(...)

Christine Lagarde: ‘Investment is a particularly important part of the response to today’s challenges, because it is both today’s demand and tomorrow’s supply.’ Photograph: Bloomberg

The euro zone needs to create more of its economic growth at home, including via greater public investment, if it is to withstand weakness abroad and (...)

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 (...)

The ECB said the new series of quarterly targeted longer-term refinancing operations would start this September and ending in March 2021. Photograph: iStock

The European Central Bank is to keep interest rates on hold until 2020 and has made a fresh offer of cheap funding for the region’s banks in a stark r(...)

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(...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier presents the national industry strategy for 2030 during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Weaker demand from abroad unexpectedly dragged down German industrial orders in December, data showed on Wednesday, in a further sign that factories i(...)

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 industrial output bounced back in May, data showed on Friday, suggesting that factories in Europe’s largest economy are gathering steam again a(...)

The strength of the German and French composite PMIs compared with a static euro zone reading suggesting growth has slowed in other countries across the region. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Businesses across the euro zone maintained April’s blistering growth rate this month as firms struggled to meet growing demand, suggesting the bloc’s (...)

A Thai worker  at the BMW Group manufacturing plant in Rayong province, Thailand. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Higher demand for capital goods at home and abroad drove the biggest monthly increase in German industrial orders in about 30 months in December, sugg(...)

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