Reuters reporting citing sources 29 Jan

Hurrah! Beer and bratwurst all round.

  • govt expects exports to grow 5.3% in 2018
  • 2018 imports to rise 5.8%
  • unemployment to fall to 5.3% vs 5.7%

Reuters quoting "people familiar with the updated projections" on condition of anonymity. Well we won't be surprised now then when the forecasts are officially published.

In 2017 German GDP grew by 2.2%, strongest year since 2011. Adjusted for calendar effects it grew by 22.5%

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Strong GDP growth for German ahead. Now Merkel just has to get a coalition sorted.