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'Best times over' for Germany, government slashes growth forecast

17 Apr 2019

BERLIN The German government is eyeing incentives to boost corporate research and development after cutting its forecast for 2019 economic growth for the second time in three months, reflecting a worsening slowdown driven by a recession in manufacturing.

Germany's Scholz: Protectionism is not the answer

12 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The rules-based order of multilateralism is increasingly under threat and leaders must uphold international cooperation, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in Washington on Friday, calling on the United States to overcome trade differences with Europe.

Germany's Scholz: Protectionism is not the answer

12 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The rules-based order of multilateralism is increasingly under threat and leaders must uphold international cooperation, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in Washington on Friday, calling on the United States to overcome trade differences with Europe.

Germany to halve 2019 growth forecast: government source

12 Apr 2019

BERLIN/WASHINGTON The German government is set to halve its 2019 growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy, a government source told Reuters on Friday, reflecting a worsening slowdown led by a recession in the manufacturing sector. | Video

Gegenwind für deutsche Wirtschaft wird immer stärker

12 Apr 2019

Berlin/Washington Die deutsche Wirtschaft wird von den Unsicherheiten rund um den Brexit und den Handelsstreit immer stärker getroffen.

Germany's Scholz: Must avoid escalation in EU-U.S. trade dispute

10 Apr 2019

BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has said financial leaders must use talks in Washington this week to avoid any escalation in trade disputes as political risks pose the biggest threat to a slowing world economy.

Germany to press for tax cooperation, debt transparency at IMF/G20 meetings

05 Apr 2019

BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will urge financial leaders next week to strive for a minimum level of corporate taxation globally and increase debt transparency in developing countries, a senior German government official said on Friday.

Germany defends plans for more interventionist industrial policy

27 Mar 2019

BERLIN German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has rebuffed increasing criticism of his shift towards a more interventionist industrial policy, saying it will lead to improved global competition "by adapting rules to reality".

Surprise rise in German business morale dispels recession fears

25 Mar 2019

BERLIN German business morale improved unexpectedly in March after six consecutive drops, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting that Europe's largest economy is likely to pick up in the coming months after it narrowly avoided a recession last year. | Video

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