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Troubled German Economy Likely to Tread Water Throughout 2020

  • Projected growth of 0.7% largely reflects statistical effects
  • DIHK industry group says Germany ‘far away’ from upswing
Berlin suburban trains are being refurbished in Ammendorf

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The German economy is unlikely to see much genuine growth this year, a leading industry lobby said, the latest report highlighting the bleak state of Europe’s biggest economy.