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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. (...)

Workers of the fire department take samples for coronavirus tests from car drivers at a mobile test station in Oberhausen, Germany. Photograph: Martin Meissner

German manufacturers have recorded the most precipitous drop in business expectations in the 70-year history of industrial surveys, preliminary figure(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives to Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, New York .

The economic outlook has deteriorated worldwide as the trade dispute between the US and China escalates, a survey showed on Monday. Germany’s Ifo ec(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel briefs the media during a European Union leaders summit in Brussels. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

German business morale brightened unexpectedly in March, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting company executives in Europe’s largest economy are brus(...)

The ECB   raised its inflation forecast for this year to 1.7 per cent from 1.3 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Mario Draghi defended the need to keep European Central Bank stimulus on Thursday, saying that underlying inflation pressures remain subdued even as h(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi  is facing the wrath of the German people.

In a week that revealed a jump in inflation in Europe’s largest economy, commentators are lining up to urge the European Central Bank president to end(...)

One economist calculates that if rates remain near zero this year, inflation will see German savers losing €36 billion. Photograph: Bloomberg

German economists called on the European Central Bank on Thursday to raise interest rates after euro zone consumer prices rose faster than expected in(...)

A shopping mall in Berlin.  Ifo said on Friday the German economy would  rebound more strongly than previously expected in the fourth quarter, and this growth momentum would  carry through into 2017

German business morale rose in December, a survey showed on Monday, hitting its highest level since February 2014, and supporting expectations that E(...)

Emergency services are seen near a scene of a suicide attack in the southern German city of Ansbach late on Sunday.   Fallout from  four high-profile acts of violence on German soil in the past week could take their toll on sentiment in coming months, economists said. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

German business morale fell only slightly in July, a benchmark survey showed, suggesting Europe’s largest economy has weathered the immediate storm fr(...)

Germany’s constitutional court gave its conditional consent to Germany participating in the Outright Monetary Transactions programme, saying it “does not violate the complainants’ rights”. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Germany’s highest court has dismissed constitutional challenges to the ECB’s bond-buying programme, Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT), presented b(...)

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