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ECB says 'recovery is there' in eurozone
The Euro sculpture outside the former ECB building in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

ECB says 'recovery is there' in eurozone

Economic recovery has arrived in the 19 countries that share the euro, but it is up to governments to ensure it endures, European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said on Thursday. READ  

Germany has second-highest surplus in EU
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Germany has second-highest surplus in EU

Germany reported the second-largest government surpluses as a percentage of GDP in the EU last year and was one of only four countries to stay in the black, according to a report published on Tuesday. READ  

Robots woo crowds at Hannover trade fair
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Robots woo crowds at Hannover trade fair

Collaborative robots and intelligent machinery may have wowed the crowds at this year's Hannover Messe, but experts see German industry as having some way to go towards incorporating them on factory floors in what could become the fourth industrial revolution. READ  

2015 growth forecast hiked to 2.1 percent
Robots assembling cars in a Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. Photo: DPA

2015 growth forecast hiked to 2.1 percent

Germany's leading economic institutes sharply raised their growth forecast Thursday, predicting Europe's top economy will expand 2.1 percent this year thanks to cheap oil, the low euro and strong consumer spending. READ  

Modi vaunts India at world's biggest trade fair
Modi and Merkel at the opening of the Hannover Messe industry trade show. Photo: DPA

Modi vaunts India at world's biggest trade fair

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened this year's Hannover Messe (Hanover Trade Fair) on Monday, the world's biggest industry expo, which this year has a distinctly sub-continental flavour. READ  

Minimum wage after 100 days: the verdict
The magic number: €8.50 - Germany's new national minimum wage. Photo: DPA

Minimum wage after 100 days: the verdict

Friday marks 100 days since the introduction of the national minimum wage in Germany, but politicians, economists and trade unions continue to debate the scheme. READ  

Pensions office demands €4.6 quadrillion

Pensions office demands €4.6 quadrillion

A mistake at the pensions office in Essen meant that a woman with a part-time job was asked to pay €4,632,124,357,000,001 in contributions – more than a thousand times Germany's GDP in 2014. READ  

Strong economy puts Germany in surplus
The better the economy does, the more cash the government has. Photo: DPA

Strong economy puts Germany in surplus

Germany's public finances are back in the black for the first time since 2007, as the federal, state and social security budgets all reported surpluses in the billions for 2014. READ  

Oktoberfest beer prices shoot over €10
This lot could soon set you back more than €100. Photo: DPA

Oktoberfest beer prices shoot over €10

Tent operators at Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest say that they may have to raise prices over €10 per litre of beer because of Germany's new minimum wage law. READ  

Strong economy shrinks debt as share of GDP
Workers in a Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. Photo: DPA

Strong economy shrinks debt as share of GDP

Germany's total debt increased slightly in 2014, but because the economy grew, its proportion of overall output fell, the Bundesbank (central bank) said on Wednesday. READ  

Post, Amazon face Easter strikes
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Post, Amazon face Easter strikes

The trade union Verdi has announced strikes for Wednesday at the Deutsche Post (German Post) and Amazon, meaning that Easter cards and packages might not arrive on time. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Lufthansa cancels 60th jubilee celebration
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Lufthansa cancels 60th jubilee celebration

Germany's national airline Lufthansa announced on Tuesday that it would cancel celebrations for the 60th anniversary of its founding in 1955. READ  

Energy prices drive return to inflation
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Energy prices drive return to inflation

Inflation in Germany crept higher in March, driven by rebounding energy prices, preliminary data showed on Monday. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Lufthansa questions 60th anniversary jubilee
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Lufthansa questions 60th anniversary jubilee

Germany's national airline is reconsidering plans to celebrate its 60th anniversary on April 15th following last weak's deadly crash of a plane from subsidiary Germanwings in the French Alps. READ  

Business confidence hits 8-month high

Business confidence hits 8-month high

German business confidence rose to its highest level in eight months in March, as optimism continues to grow about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy, the Ifo economic institute said on Wednesday. READ  

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