January 31, 2018 / 11:32 AM / 20 days ago

German government confirms raising 2018 growth forecast to 2.4 percent

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government expects the economy to grow by 2.4 percent this year, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Wednesday, confirming she was raising the forecast from a previous prediction of 1.9 percent.

Consumption, rising real wages and falling unemployment are contributing to the upswing in Europe’s largest economy, Zypries said.

Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michelle Martin

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