German Economy to Shrink 0.2% in Fourth Quarter, Institute Says
The economy will shrink 0.2 percent this quarter, led by a slump in industrial production, and may contract again in the first three months of 2012, the Berlin-based institute said today in an e-mailed statement.
“The euro crisis is affecting the German economy more and more,” DIW economist Ferdinand Fichtner said in the statement. A decline in gross domestic product in the first quarter “can’t be excluded.”
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