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German GDP grew somewhat stronger in the fourth quarter of 2020


The German economy, the largest in Europe, grew somewhat stronger than previously thought in the fourth quarter of last year. This was partly due to increased investments in the construction sector and higher exports. However, there were weaker consumer spending, in connection with the lockdowns against the coronavirus. The German Federal Statistical Office reports on the basis of a new estimate...

German Industry falls flat after seven months of growth


Production in German industry stagnated in December after seven months of sustained growth. According to the German Federal Statistics Office, industrial production remained unchanged last month compared to November. The German industry is faced with the new lockdowns against the coronavirus and also chips shortages. According to the statistical office, industrial production increased by an...

Negative monthly inflation comes to Germany again


Inflation in Germany is negative for the fifth month in a row in December. The average price level decreased by 0.7 per cent compared to a year earlier, reported the German Federal Statistical level. It is the lowest level of inflation in more than a decade. The negative inflation rate is largely caused by a temporary VAT reduction introduced by the German authorities as a measure to counter the...

FedEx made fortune on online deliveries


FedEx delivery company has more than doubled his profits in the last quarter. Because of the pandemic, many people had to stay at home and physical shops closed the doors. As a result, the number of online purchases increased and couriers from the American company had much more work. For the first time in the second quarter of the year in which FedEx was broken, turnover rose to over USD 20...

German producer prices are stable


Producer prices in Germany increased by 0.1 percent in October compared with the previous month. The German Federal Statistical Office reported the figures. Economists had expected an average increase of 0.1 percent. In September, German manufacturers ‘ prices for their products increased by 0.4 percent. On an annual basis, German producer prices fell by 0.7 percent in October, after a 1...

French economy show strong quarterly growth


The French economy experienced a strong recovery in the third quarter. Economists in general did not expect such a strong upturn. However, many connoisseurs remain pessimistic as new lockdown measures are now creating new economic problems. Compared with the second quarter, the French economy rose by 18.2% in July, August and september, according to preliminary figures from the French statistical...

Largest EU economy enters unexpected stagnation


The production of German industry fell slightly in August against the expectation. This brings to a halt the earlier recovery of industry in Europe’s largest economy, as is shown by data from the German Federal Statistical Office. Production fell by 0.2 per cent in August compared to July, where economists in general expected an increase of 1.5 per cent. However, the growth rate for the...

Picnic wants to attract a partner in acquiring EDEKA


Online supermarket Picnic is in talks with the Dutch supermarket Superunie for a joint purchasing organization with the German supermarket company EDEKA. This confirms co-founder Michiel Muller of Picnic, following a Friday published article in the Financial Daily (FD). Picnic, which has been active in Germany since 2018, has ambitions to enter the French and British markets, according to Muller...

Spain has lost less GDP in Q2 than initially thought


The Spanish economy shrank slightly less in the second quarter than previously expected. This was apparent from the final figures of the National Statistical Office. The country was severely affected by the coronacris during the measurement period and took heavy measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The economy shrank by 21.5% on an annual basis in the measurement period, where it...

Deutsche Bank disagrees on Wirecard price


According to Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank has no intention to buy Wirecard’s banking branch. The price of EUR 100 million would be far too high. That is the minimum amount that Wirecard-curator Michael Jaffe wanted for the sale of the assets in order to avoid liquidation, according to the sources. Last week, a bid by Deutsche Bank for Wirecard parts was refused because it would have been too...

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