BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Europe's 2 biggest economies, Germany plus France, both shrank markedly inside the last 3 months of 2012, recommending the euro zone has slipped deeper into recession. The German economy contracted by 0.6 % found on the quarter, official information showed about Thursday, marking its worst performance because the worldwide financial crisis was raging inside 2009. France's 0.3 percent fall was additionally a touch worse than expectations. Worryingly for Berlin, it was export performance – the engine of its economy – which did almost all of the damage though economists anticipate it to jump back swiftly. …
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