Germany’s economic growth probably slowed last quarter in a sign of the fragility of the euro area’s nascent recovery.
German industrial production dropped more than economists predicted in May, adding to signs that Europe’s sovereign debt crisis is weakening a recovery in the region’s largest economy.
German business confidence was probably unchanged in May after two monthly declines amid doubts over the economic recovery.
German investor confidence may fall to its lowest level in 21 months in October as weaker global growth curbs exports.
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.
German business confidence fell for a second month in April after oil prices rose to the highest in 2 1/2 years, damping the global economic outlook and threatening to curb domestic consumer spending.
German factory orders surged almost four times as much as economists forecast in October, driven by foreign demand.
German business confidence rose more than economists forecast in January, adding to signs that Europe’s largest economy is recovering from a slump at the end of last year.
German business confidence fell to a 16-month low in October as the euro region’s worsening debt crisis threatened to push the economy into recession.
German investor confidence probably increased for a fifth month in March as the recovery in Europe’s largest economy broadened.
"Recent indicators point to some minor problems in Germany."
- Andreas Moeller on Jul 08, 2013