AFP: German economy 'in better shape' than thought in Q422 February 2019 | 11:18 | FOCUS News Agency
Figures from federal statistics authority Destatis confirmed preliminary readings of 0.0 percent expansion between October and December, adjusted for price, seasonal and calendar effects.
"German economic growth has stalled," the statisticians said in a statement, with the flatline in the final three months of last year following contraction of 0.2 percent between July and September.
That meant Europe's powerhouse only just escaped a technical recession -- two successive quarters of negative growth -- in the second half of 2018.
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