German narrowly misses tumbling into a technical recession

German narrowly misses tumbling into a technical recession

The German economy has narrowly missed tumbling into recession with output growth of 0.02% at the end of 2018.

Construction and business spending helped Europe's largest economy avoid two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth - a technical recession.

The updated figures meant Germany's economy grew at its slowest rate for five years in 2018.

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