German Government Skeptical About Economy, Handelsblatt Says

Germany’s Economy Ministry is skeptical about the nation’s economy, saying the outlook faces several risks, Handelsblatt reports.

While the ministry expects moderate growth for the second quarter, it also sees a slowdown, the newspaper said, citing a government report.

Exports, which grew 1.6 percent in the second quarter, probably will grow at a more moderate rate in the future, Handelsblatt said in a preview of an article for tomorrow’s edition.

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