• German economy stagnated in fourth quarter

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    FRANKFURT, Germany - Growth ground to a halt at the end of the year in Germany, Europe's largest economy, as manufacturing remained in a slump and exports fell. The figure underlines the challenge facing the eurozone.
    The state statistics agency said Friday there was zero growth in the fourth quarter and a mediocre 0.6 percent increase for the whole year.
    Germany's troubles are a central problem for the 19-country eurozone economy and the European Central Bank, which is trying to stimulate flagging growth and inflation with negative interest rates and bond purchases with newly printed...
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