Peter Altmaier

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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 (...)

Economic horizon: The sun rises behind a processing plant at a quarry pond near Goettingen in Rosdorf, western Germany. Photograph:  Swen Pförtner / dpa / AFP

The German government cut its 2019 growth forecast for the second time within three months on Wednesday, reflecting a worsening slowdown in Europe’s l(...)

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 (...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier (right) and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire at a press conference  in Berlin following talks on EU industrial policy. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s protectionist muscle is beginning to twitch. Peter Altmaier, the country’s economy minister, recently floated the idea of setting up a stat(...)

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(...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier launching the national industry strategy for 2030 in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Peter Altmaier, Germany’s economy minister, has called for the creation of a state investment fund that would step in to pre-empt foreign takeovers of(...)

The kingdom’s claim that Jamal  Khashoggi (pictured) died in a “fistfight” was met with international scepticism and allegations of a cover-up to absolve the 33-year-old crown prince of direct responsibility. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears primed to assemble two weeks of leaks, insinuation and police evidence in an explosive speech in the Turkish parliament o(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: The carve-up of key European jobs has begun as incumbent terms run out. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It’s a bit like a big children’s game of political musical chairs, played over a year in multiple dimensions, according to unstated but almost self-co(...)

Analysts said the German economy was “alive and kicking”, with a robust performance driven by both stronger consumer spending and state investment

The German economy, Europe’s largest, appears to have shrugged off Brexit fears and trade war threats to grow by 0.5 per cent in the second quarter of(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after a party leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/AFP/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet her Bavarian allies on Monday afternoon in a last attempt to find agreement on migration policy and avoid rupture i(...)

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