Rene Wagner

Exclusive-German institutes to slash growth outlook on bottlenecks-sources

Oct 13 2021

BERLIN Germany's top economic institutes will on Thursday slash their 2021 growth forecast for Europe's largest economy to 2.4% from 3.7% as global supply bottlenecks hobble its recovery, two people familiar with the decision told Reuters.

German industrial production slumps on supply chain disruption

Oct 07 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -German industrial output suffered its steepest drop in August since April last year, due to supply chain disruptions that are holding back growth in Europe's biggest economy and hitting the auto sector particularly hard, official data showed on Thursday.

Explainer: Germany's next government faces three big economic challenges

Oct 05 2021

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel has steered Germany through many crises over the past 16 years, but she has also left behind a mixed legacy and failed to tackle some deep structural problems in Europe's largest economy.

Exclusive-Britain no longer in top 10 for trade with Germany as Brexit bites

Sep 08 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Britain is on course to lose its status as one of Germany's top 10 trading partners this year for the first time since 1950, as Brexit-related trade barriers drive firms in Europe's largest economy to look for business elsewhere.

German business morale falls on rising COVID cases, bottlenecks

Aug 25 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -German business morale fell for the second month running in August, as supply bottlenecks and rising COVID-19 cases drove companies to take a dimmer view of the coming months in Europe's largest economy, a survey showed on Wednesday. | Video

German inflation hits 13-yr high, union demands "strong wage increases"

Jul 29 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany's annual consumer price inflation accelerated by more than expected to hit a 13-year high in July, leading services sector trade union Verdi to immediately demand "strong wage increases".

Wirtschaft im Stimmungshoch - Doch Inflationssorgen bleiben

Jun 24 2021

Berlin Trotz Inflationssorgen lässt die deutsche Wirtschaft nach dem Lockdown-Ende die Pandemie-Krise allmählich hinter sich.

Summer boom beckons for German economy after winter COVID blues

May 25 2021

BERLIN German business morale brightened to hit a two-year high in May as COVID-19 curbs were eased and infections fell, heralding a swift summer recovery after the economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter.

Eine Stimmung wie einst im Mai - Wirtschaft sprüht wieder vor Optimismus

May 25 2021

Berlin Nach dem Wachstumsknick zu Jahresbeginn gewinnt der Konjunkturaufschwung in Deutschland zusehends an Kraft.

Deutsche Wirtschaft bremst Euro-Zone - "Quittung für Corona-Politik"

Apr 30 2021

Berlin Die dritte Corona-Welle trifft die Wirtschaft in Deutschland viel härter als in den meisten anderen Euro-Ländern.

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First Omicron case in U.S. fuels global alarm over virus variant

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Fears over the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rose on Thursday after the first case was reported in the United States and the Japanese central bank warned of economic pain as countries respond with tighter containment measures.