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Michael Nienaber

No more spending excuses for Merkel as investment bottlenecks ease

19 Aug 2019

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fended off growing calls for more fiscal stimulus by citing the slow outflow of existing federal funds - but data suggests the money is indeed being used up as local authority bottlenecks gradually clear.

Investitionsstau der Kommunen - Hilfen des Bundes werden öfter abgerufen

19 Aug 2019

Berlin Deutschland muss mehr investieren - weil viele Straßen, Brücken und Schulen marode sind, Hunderttausende Wohnungen in den Städten fehlen und die Zinsen so niedrig sind wie noch nie.

Germany has fiscal muscle to counter next crisis: Scholz

18 Aug 2019

BERLIN Germany has the fiscal strength to counter any future economic crisis "with full force", Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Sunday, suggesting Berlin could make available up to 50 billion euros ($55 billion) of extra spending.

No more spending excuses for Merkel as investment bottlenecks ease

18 Aug 2019

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fended off growing calls for more fiscal stimulus by citing the slow outflow of existing federal funds - but data suggests the money is indeed being used up as local authority bottlenecks gradually clear.

Shrinking German economy 'on edge of recession' as exports stutter

14 Aug 2019

BERLIN Slumping exports sent Germany's economy into reverse in the second quarter, with prospects of an early recovery slim as its manufacturers struggle at the sharp end of a global slowdown amplified by tariff conflicts and fallout from Brexit. | Video

Scholz: Germany can fulfill its tasks without taking on new debt

12 Aug 2019

BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday that Berlin could pursue more ambitious climate protection measures and other big policy steps without having to incur new debt.

Scholz: Germany can fulfil its tasks without taking on new debt

12 Aug 2019

BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday that Berlin could pursue more ambitious climate protection measures and other big policy steps without having to incur new debt.

Export malaise hits Germany as EU economic heavyweights struggle

09 Aug 2019

BERLIN Momentum in German exports slowed in the first half of 2019 and abruptly reversed in June, data showed on Friday, adding to signs of broad-based weakness in an economy increasingly relying on domestic demand to eke out even meagre growth.

Scholz-Ministerium spielt Abkehr von Schwarzer Null durch

09 Aug 2019

- von Michael Nienaber und Christian Krämer und Holger Hansen

Exclusive: Germany eyes fiscal U-turn with new debt to finance climate plan

08 Aug 2019

BERLIN Germany is considering ditching its long-cherished balanced budget policy to help finance a costly climate protection program with new debt, a senior government official said.

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