The German economy expanded 0.6% in 2019, the weakest expansion rate since 2013 and a marked cooling from the previous year, as export-dependent manufacturers in Europe’s largest economy faced increased headwinds from trade disputes and less foreign demand.
For the price of a Premier League ticket, or even a Republic of Ireland one, the football fan’s trip of a lifetime could be yours. That was the plan, at least, as three of us jetted off to Germany for a weekend of Bundesliga action.
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, open societies were triumphant and international co-operation became the dominant creed. Thirty years later, however, nationalism has turned out to be much more powerful and disruptive than internationalism, writes
When I started working in the world of economics many moons ago, there was a cliched-term often used in popular discourse called ‘Eurosclerosis’. It was a term coined to describe and capture the anaemic growth that had characterised Europe for years.
Most Germans live by the credo that saving is a virtue, but the ECB’s negative interest rates risk making a mockery of the national obsession, prompting politicians to seek ways to insulate thrifty citizens and keep the burden on the country’s beleaguered banks.
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 the fallout from Brexit.
A German landline operator is continuing to bill customers for a phone service they never receive despite having been repeatedly convicted of breaches of telecommunications regulations, it has been claimed in Commercial Court proceedings.