German business confidence fell to the weakest level this year amid signs of slower growth in Europe’s largest economy.
German investor confidence fell to the lowest since August as political uncertainty in Ukraine threatens to weigh on a recovery in Europe’s largest economy that may be nearing its peak.
German industrial production fell three times more than economists forecast in September as Europe’s debt crisis damped confidence and growth, threatening to drag Europe’s largest economy into recession.
Inflation eased in three German states in May.
Germany and France performed better than economists forecast in the fourth quarter even as the sovereign debt crisis ravaged the economies of their smaller euro-area partners.
German factory orders unexpectedly fell in August, backing up the European Central Bank’s view that the economic recovery in the euro area is fragile.
German investor confidence fell more than economists forecast to the lowest in more than 2 1/2 years in August on concern Europe’s debt crises will curb growth.
Economic confidence in the euro area soared to a two-year high in August as the currency bloc’s recovery gathered pace after it exited a record-long recession.
German investor confidence increased more than economists expected in August as the recovery in Europe’s largest economy helped pull the euro area out of its longest-ever recession.
German industrial output fell more than economists forecast in April, adding to signs that growth in Europe’s largest economy is slowing as the sovereign debt crisis curbs demand.
"The first quarter was very strong in Germany, much stronger than expected, and some realignment was due."
- Aline Schuiling on Jun 24, 2014