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Fears of German recession as moment of truth looms

Just days before Germany's much anticipated third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data is released, business leaders and policy makers warn that the euro zone's largest economy has lost its competitiveness and is on the brink of a recession.

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The global economy: reasons to be cheerful

The conventional wisdom about the state of the world economy goes something like this: since the start of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the developed world has struggled to recover, with only the United States able to adjust.

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US GDP growth disappoints

US economic growth missed expectations in the fourth quarter, reinforcing fears that the Federal Reserve was too hasty last month when it raised rates for the first time in almost a decade.

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