Union demands €100bn stimulus investment

Union demands €100bn stimulus investment

The powerful IG Metall union called on the federal government on Sunday to put €100 billion into a future investment programme that would bolster technological innovation by German industry.

States mutiny against Merkel’s tax cut bill

States mutiny against Merkel’s tax cut bill

German word of the day: Das Sparschwein

German word of the day: Das Sparschwein

US adds voice to chorus telling Germany to spend

US adds voice to chorus telling Germany to spend

US has lost its way, Schäuble thunders

US has lost its way, Schäuble thunders

Merkel stands by disputed tax cut plans

Merkel stands by disputed tax cut plans

German exports on the ropes as China overtakes

German exports on the ropes as China overtakes

German trade surplus surges as output drops

German trade surplus surges as output drops

Among Europe’s most damaged economies, Germany leads recovery

Among Europe’s most damaged economies, Germany leads recovery

Germany rejects labelling stimulus package a damp squib

Germany rejects labelling stimulus package a damp squib

Politicians irked by more car scrapping premium fraud

Politicians irked by more car scrapping premium fraud

German stimulus plan ranked world’s best

German stimulus plan ranked world’s best

Autobahn plagued by chronic traffic jams

Autobahn plagued by chronic traffic jams

Steinbrück warns of ‘mammoth’ debt

Steinbrück warns of ‘mammoth’ debt

One-fifth of Easterners threatened by poverty

One-fifth of Easterners threatened by poverty

Germany slashes 2009 growth forecast

Germany slashes 2009 growth forecast

Restlessly civil in Germany

Restlessly civil in Germany

Germany facing worst slump since WWII

Germany facing worst slump since WWII

Germany planning new economic summit

Germany planning new economic summit

March car sales up by 40 percent after scrapping premium ‘frenzy’

March car sales up by 40 percent after scrapping premium ‘frenzy’

Merkel snubs calls for more stimulus

Merkel snubs calls for more stimulus

Berlin hopes Czech woes won’t kill EU deal

Berlin hopes Czech woes won’t kill EU deal

Merkel backs extension of car scrapping scheme

Merkel backs extension of car scrapping scheme

Government could extend auto scrapping premium

Government could extend auto scrapping premium

Berlin and Paris demand ‘concrete results’ at G20 summit

Berlin and Paris demand ‘concrete results’ at G20 summit

Germany puts brakes on more stimulus

Germany puts brakes on more stimulus

Merkel rejects calls for new stimulus package

Merkel rejects calls for new stimulus package

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Recession tightens its grip on labour market

Recession tightens its grip on labour market

Chinese firms kick off German spending spree

Chinese firms kick off German spending spree

EU tackles economic crisis at Berlin summit

EU tackles economic crisis at Berlin summit

Merkel demands tighter leash for global markets

Merkel demands tighter leash for global markets

Germany passes historic stimulus plan

Germany passes historic stimulus plan

Merkel hails US decision to weakening ‘Buy American’ clause

Merkel hails US decision to weakening ‘Buy American’ clause

Merkel sees financial markets stabilising

Merkel sees financial markets stabilising

Taxpayers to foot huge ‘bad bank’ bill

Taxpayers to foot huge ‘bad bank’ bill

Merkel calls for new global economic order

Merkel calls for new global economic order

Steinbrück open to ‘bad bank’ to ease toxic investments

Steinbrück open to ‘bad bank’ to ease toxic investments

Consumer confidence stabilises in Germany

Consumer confidence stabilises in Germany

German business confidence makes surprising climb higher

German business confidence makes surprising climb higher

Berlin approves second stimulus plan

Berlin approves second stimulus plan

Merkel defends German stimulus package

Merkel defends German stimulus package

Merkel calls stimulus plan a ‘difficult decision’

Merkel calls stimulus plan a ‘difficult decision’

German growth slowed sharply in 2008

German growth slowed sharply in 2008

Merkel defends stimulus package

Merkel defends stimulus package

Government settles on huge stimulus package

Government settles on huge stimulus package

Merkel’s coalition grapples with stimulus plan as elections loom

Merkel’s coalition grapples with stimulus plan as elections loom

Commerzbank to be partially nationalised

Commerzbank to be partially nationalised

Berlin and Paris call for world financial reforms

Berlin and Paris call for world financial reforms

Exports plunge as global recession bites

Exports plunge as global recession bites

Berlin seals €50-billion stimulus package

Berlin seals €50-billion stimulus package

Berlin squashes hopes of stimulus frenzy

Berlin squashes hopes of stimulus frenzy

Germans optimistic about 2009 despite economic gloom

Germans optimistic about 2009 despite economic gloom

New German stimulus package smaller than expected

New German stimulus package smaller than expected

German states asked to decide on projects for new stimulus package

German states asked to decide on projects for new stimulus package

Gabriel rejects stimulus ‘orgy’ for roadwork

Gabriel rejects stimulus ‘orgy’ for roadwork

Merkel reveals details of second economic stimulus package

Merkel reveals details of second economic stimulus package

German deficit seen ballooning to €30 billion

German deficit seen ballooning to €30 billion

German Mittelstand balks at job guarantees

German Mittelstand balks at job guarantees

Merkel hints at billions for new stimulus plan

Merkel hints at billions for new stimulus plan

Merkel says ‘Oui’ to EU stimulus, climate deals

Merkel says ‘Oui’ to EU stimulus, climate deals

Germans prefer tax cuts to consumer vouchers

Germans prefer tax cuts to consumer vouchers

Ifo sees recession through 2010

Ifo sees recession through 2010

Industrial orders plunge 6.1 percent in October

Industrial orders plunge 6.1 percent in October

Deutsche Bank warns of massive 2009 recession

Deutsche Bank warns of massive 2009 recession

Merkel calls for joint EU approach to crisis

Merkel calls for joint EU approach to crisis

The incredible shrinking chancellor

The incredible shrinking chancellor

Germany blasts EU over bank bailouts

Germany blasts EU over bank bailouts

Merkel under fire for economy ahead of CDU congress

Merkel under fire for economy ahead of CDU congress

Germany pressured to ignite economy

Germany pressured to ignite economy

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Berlin says EU planning €130-billion stimulus