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Doubts grow over Merkel's heir apparent as German chancellor

16 Oct 2019

BERLIN Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's path to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor seemed clear when she replaced her as leader of the governing Christian Democrats (CDU) last December.

German export slump amplifies recession alarm as trade conflicts bite

10 Oct 2019

BERLIN German exports fell by more than expected in August, data showed on Thursday, reinforcing expectations that a manufacturing slump is pushing Europe's largest economy into recession.

German recession looms as industrial orders drop more than expected

07 Oct 2019

BERLIN German industrial orders fell more than expected in August on weaker domestic demand, data showed on Monday, adding to signs that a manufacturing slump is pushing Europe's largest economy into recession. | Video

German downturn 'taking a breather' but recession still looms: Ifo

24 Sep 2019

BERLIN German business morale rose in September for the first time in six months but Europe's largest economy is still likely slipping into recession as the U.S.-China trade conflict and Brexit bite, the Ifo economic institute said on Tuesday. | Video

Germany faces test of green credentials with new climate plan

19 Sep 2019

BERLIN The German government prepared on Thursday for all-night talks on a new climate policy that will determine whether Berlin is serious about engineering a paradigm shift in Europe's largest economy or simply wants to make a token show of going green.

'Count Draghila is sucking our accounts dry', says Germany's Bild

13 Sep 2019

BERLIN Germany's best-selling newspaper, Bild, on Friday accused European Central Bank President Mario Draghi of "sucking dry" the accounts of Germany's savers, a day after the bank cut interest rates deeper into negative territory.

"Count Draghila is sucking our accounts dry", says German daily Bild

13 Sep 2019

BERLIN, Sept 13 Mass-selling German newspaper Bild on Friday accused European Central Bank President Mario Draghi of "sucking dry" the bank accounts of Germany's savers, a day after the ECB cut interest rates deeper into negative territory.

UPDATE 2-Germany's Merkel still sees "every chance" of orderly Brexit

11 Sep 2019

* British Chamber of Commerce in Germany urges Brexit delay (Adds British Chamber of Commerce in Germany, foreign minister, more background)

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