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German Economy Heads for Worst Growth in Six Years

  • Government’s new 2019 forecast compares with 2.1% a year ago
  • Slowdown is prompting calls for Germany to increase spending
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The German economy is turning into Europe’s underperformer, with the government now predicting 2019 will see the weakest expansion in six years.