October 15, 2008 / 9:34 AM / 10 years ago

German 2009 growth to be just above zero -Steinbrueck

BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Germany’s economic growth will be slightly above zero in 2009, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said in an interview published on Wednesday.

“We’ll set the growth target for next year as just above zero,” he told Die Zeit newspaper. “The last estimate was for 0.9 percent. We can’t fool ourselves. There’s no point in putting on rose-tinted glasses.”

Writing by Erik Kirschbaum

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