More jobs, higher wages and strong growth. That's the latest economic outlook from the German government. Europe's biggest economy is set to grow by 1.8 percent this year and 2 percent next.
The jobless rate in Germany declined to a new all-time low in February, underscoring the strength of the country's labor market that is fueling a consumption-led upswing in Europe's biggest economy.
Germany's exports fell between January and December by the widest margin since June, in the latest set of patchy data on the eurozone's biggest economy, which also included a fall in industrial output and order books.
Germany's SPD has announced there will be no Cabinet post for erstwhile leader Sigmar Gabriel in the new coalition government. Reports suggest Justice Minister Heiko Maas is set to take over as foreign minister.
Debt-stricken Greece has confirmed its economy expanded last year despite a dip in the country's outbound shipments. The statistics office said growth was attributable to a surge in corporate investment.
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