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'Germany is not safe' despite smaller trade surplus with U.S. - trade experts

12 Feb 2020

BERLIN Germany's trade surplus with the United States narrowed slightly last year, data showed on Wednesday, but that is unlikely to assuage U.S. President Donald Trump who has stepped up his attacks on the European Union over trade.

Germany sees 'first silver lining' as Berlin raises growth forecast

29 Jan 2020

BERLIN Germany has raised its forecast for economic growth in 2020, and coalition parties should now help companies to increase investment by cutting corporate taxes, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Wednesday.

Consumer morale rises unexpectedly in Germany, France, Italy

29 Jan 2020

BERLIN/PARIS Consumer morale in Germany, France and Italy rose unexpectedly at the start of the year, data showed on Wednesday, suggesting that shoppers are ready to open their wallets and support overall growth in the three biggest economies of the euro zone.

Gloomy services outlook pushes down German business morale

27 Jan 2020

BERLIN German business morale deteriorated unexpectedly in January as the outlook for services darkened, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting that Europe's largest economy got off to a slow start in 2020 after narrowly avoiding a recession last year.

Deutschland hofft noch auf Rettung von Rohstoffprojekt in Bolivien

23 Jan 2020

Berlin Die Bundesregierung hofft nach der im Mai anstehenden Präsidentschaftswahl in Bolivien ein wichtiges Rohstoffprojekt in dem südamerikanischen Land noch retten zu können.

Germany to urge next Bolivian leaders to revive lithium deal

23 Jan 2020

BERLIN Germany will seek talks with Bolivia's next government to revive a deal to exploit jointly huge lithium reserves in the Andean country, as it works to secure supplies for production of electric cars in Europe's largest economy, officials said.

Trade truce lifts German investor morale to highest since 2015

21 Jan 2020

BERLIN A truce in the U.S.-China trade dispute has left German investors at their most optimistic since mid-2015, a leading survey showed, but its compiler cautioned that the growth outlook for Europe's dominant economy remains subdued.

Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows

19 Jan 2020

BERLIN Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to shore up a shaky truce in Libya, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar that could cripple the country's crude production. | Video

Germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal

16 Jan 2020

BERLIN Germany is set to become the first country to drop both nuclear and coal power under a landmark agreement to compensate workers, companies and regional governments as it switches off brown coal-fired plants by 2038.

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