Stronger than Expected Growth German Economy Defies Crisis

Despite the European debt crisis, the German economy chalked up impressive growth during the third quarter. With economies stagnating or contracting elsewhere in the euro zone, however, economists are warning output will likely cool down this winter, with the possibility of a mild recession.
Despite the debt crisis and uncertainty about the future of the euro, the German economy continued to grow during the third quarter, spurred by investment and consumption.

Despite the debt crisis and uncertainty about the future of the euro, the German economy continued to grow during the third quarter, spurred by investment and consumption.

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