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Germany Posting Record Surplus Gives Fodder to Critics

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Germany posted a record current-account surplus in 2014, setting the stage for renewed international calls to address its economic imbalances.

The surplus rose to 215.3 billion euros ($244 billion) last year from 189.2 billion euros in 2013, the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden said on Monday. That’s equal to 7.4 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, and exceeds the 176.7 billion euros China logged.