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Germany to adopt minimum wage to help working poor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:09

The minimum wage of 8.50 euros an hour will eventually benefit more than five million workers in the low-wage sector.

German jobless total rises unexpectedly in May

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 15:35

Unemployment in Germany rose unexpectedly in May as clouds begin to appear on the horizon of Europe`s biggest economy and favourable effects from the mild weather wear off, data showed on Wednesday.

European stocks wobble as eurozone economy falters

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 18:10

European equities fell on Thursday as investors digested gloomy eurozone data showing anaemic economic growth for the first quarter of the year

Eurozone first-quarter growth falls short, recovery struggling

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 17:49

The eurozone economy grew much slower than expected in the first quarter of 2014, official data showed on Thursday.

German recovery gathers momentum in Q1

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 14:58

The German economy, Europe's biggest, gathered momentum in the first three months of 2014, expanding by 0.8 percent, official data showed on Thursday.

German industry confident on economy in 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 20:33

Germany, Europe`s top economy, could notch up growth of 2.0 percent or more this year if investment picks up and the eurozone stabilises, the powerful BDI industry federation said on Thursday.

German business confidence rises above clouds over eurozone

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 18:16

The upturn came after an unexpected dip in October, and was driven largely by optimism for 2014, official data showed.

Germany to introduce national minimum wage: Angela Merkel

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 19:25

Germany is set to introduce a national minimum wage, conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, relenting on a key demand of her likely future centre-left governing partners.

US calls on Germany to boost its 'anemic pace' of demand

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:14

The Treasury`s semi-annual report to Congress on international economic and exchange rate policies singled out Europe`s largest economy for keeping its economic policy too tight.

Germany pays highest borrowing costs for 2 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 18:34

Germany paid its highest interest rate in two years at a 30-year bond auction on Wednesday, with demand lower as the country`s safe-haven status wanes amid a gradual eurozone recovery.

Germany bullish on economy, jobs for 2014: Ministry

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 18:04

The unemployment rate is set to hit 6.9 percent this year and fall to 6.8 percent in 2014 -- far below the 12 percent reported by the crisis-hit eurozone, the report said.

German economy set for 2014 rebound on investment, consumption

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 19:15

Germany`s leading economic think tanks Thursday halved their 2013 growth forecast to 0.4 percent but said domestic demand and investment would help drive a strong rebound next year.