Inflation in five German states eased in April as energy prices rose at a slower pace.
Inflation in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, slowed in March as energy prices increased at a weaker pace than a year ago.
Inflation in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, accelerated in April as energy costs rose, adding to pressure on the European Central Bank to increase interest rates.
German business confidence unexpectedly rose to a two-year high in June as the euro’s depreciation and a global economic recovery brightened the outlook for exports.
German investor confidence unexpectedly fell for the first time in five months in March after the European Central Bank said it may raise interest rates and Japan’s biggest earthquake on record caused a slump in global stocks.
German investor confidence fell more than economists forecast in April after the European Central Bank raised interest rates to curb inflation.
Exports from Germany, Europe’s largest economy, jumped more than twice as much as economists forecast in May as the global recovery gathered pace.
German investor confidence probably increased for a fifth month in March as the recovery in Europe’s largest economy broadened.
"The German economy is more stable than that of the euro region and I'm confident that the recovery will continue, but since the Greek elections risks have increased enormously."
- Joerg Lueschow on May 24, 2012