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Michael Nienaber

No more spending excuses for Merkel as investment bottlenecks ease

6:45am EDT

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fended off growing calls for more fiscal stimulus by citing the slow outflow of existing federal funds - but data suggests the money is indeed being used up as local authority bottlenecks gradually clear.

Shrinking German economy 'on edge of recession' as exports stutter

Aug 14 2019

BERLIN Slumping exports sent Germany's economy into reverse in the second quarter, with prospects of an early recovery slim as its manufacturers struggle at the sharp end of a global slowdown amplified by tariff conflicts and fallout from Brexit. | Video

Scholz: Germany can fulfill its tasks without taking on new debt

Aug 12 2019

BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday that Berlin could pursue more ambitious climate protection measures and other big policy steps without having to incur new debt.

Scholz: Germany can fulfil its tasks without taking on new debt

Aug 12 2019

BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday that Berlin could pursue more ambitious climate protection measures and other big policy steps without having to incur new debt.

Export malaise hits Germany as EU economic heavyweights struggle

Aug 09 2019

BERLIN Momentum in German exports slowed in the first half of 2019 and abruptly reversed in June, data showed on Friday, adding to signs of broad-based weakness in an economy increasingly relying on domestic demand to eke out even meager growth.

Scholz-Ministerium spielt Abkehr von Schwarzer Null durch

Aug 09 2019

- von Michael Nienaber und Christian Krämer und Holger Hansen

Exclusive: Germany eyes fiscal U-turn with new debt to finance climate plan

Aug 08 2019

BERLIN Germany is considering ditching its long-cherished balanced budget policy to help finance a costly climate protection program with new debt, a senior government official said.

EXCLUSIVE-Germany eyes fiscal U-turn with new debt to finance climate plan

Aug 08 2019

* Government would limit new debt to climate measures -official (Adds context and details)

EXCLUSIVE-Germany eyes fiscal U-turn to finance climate protection plan -official

Aug 08 2019

* Gov't would limit new debt to climate measures -official (Adds senior coalition member, ministry statement, background)

Klimaschutz nagt an Schwarzer Null

Aug 08 2019

- von Holger Hansen und Christian Krämer und Michael Nienaber

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