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German Business Outlook Darkens AGAIN

An index of German business optimism fell in April as Europe’s largest economy struggles with a slowdown in trade and manufacturing even as it finds support from a strong labor market.

The Associated Press

German Business Confidence Drops For 6th Month Running

Business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month and hit a four-year low as worries persist about the outlook for Europe’s biggest economy at a time of global trade tensions, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

The Associated Press

EU Slashes Forecasts for Economic Growth

European Union officials have slashed their growth forecast for the 19 countries that use the euro, saying even the lower estimate was vulnerable to “large uncertainty” from slowing growth in China and weakening global trade.

Frankfurt

Eurozone Growth Falters Further in 2019

A closely watched survey shows that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone dipped further at the start of 2019 to its lowest level in five-and-a-half years.

The Associated Press

Eurozone Economy Sluggish as Exports Stall

The 19-country eurozone economy lost momentum in September despite a resilient performance by the services sector in Italy, according to a closely watched survey released Wednesday.

ECB stimulus is heading down, although the central bank's chief Mario Draghi is likely to announce it will last for longer.

Amid Fractious Coalition, Merkel Deputy Resists Eurozone Joint Budget Plan

BERLIN (AP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies responded skeptically Wednesday to the German leader’s agreement to a future eurozone budget, adding to a conflict over migration that has shaken the government. Bavaria’s Christian Social Union party is locked in

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (L) talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel as they arrive for a family picture before a French-German ministerial conference to coordinate European reform proposals ahead of EU summit on June 28-29, 2018 on June 19, 2018, at the Meseberg Palace, northeastern Germany. - German Chancellor Angela …

Merkel’s Germany Pushes for EU-Wide Transactions Tax

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Germany’s finance minister is urging bolder steps to strengthen the euro currency union by setting up a fund to help countries hard hit by unemployment and by laying the foundations of an EU-wide tax system.

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REUTERS: Eurozone Falls in March, Casting Doubt on Growth Outlook

Weakening morale in Germany, declining optimism among manufacturers, and spooked markets have put predictions of strong growth made by the Central European Bank in doubt, wire news service Reuters reports. Of the Eurozone fall, Reuters writes: Economic sentiment in the

European Central Bank

Greece Says New Bailout Terms Agreed with Lenders

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek government officials said Tuesday they have reached an agreement with its creditors on the terms to restart bailout loan payouts, following months of tough negotiations.

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Eurozone Finance Ministers Meet To Decide Fate of Greece

BRUSSELS (AP) — The eurozone’s 19 finance ministers will try to defuse the risk of another Greek crisis when they meet later in Brussels. Greece remains dependent on bailout loans from its partners in the eurozone to pay its debts.

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