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German Economy Extends Growth Spurt as Nation Heads for Vote

  • GDP rose 0.6% in 2Q after upwardly revised 0.7% in 1Q
  • Chancellor Merkel bids for fourth term in Sept. 24 vote
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Germany releases its second-quarter GDP data. Bloomberg's Anna Edwards reports on 'Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe.' (Source: Bloomberg)

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The German economy extended its growth spurt in the second quarter, playing into the hands of Angela Merkel as she bids for a fourth term as chancellor.

Gross domestic product in Europe’s largest economy rose by 0.6 percent in the April-June period. While that’s below the 0.7 percent estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists, the Federal Statistics Office revised first-quarter output up to 0.7 percent.