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Oct 7, 2014

Prolonged German downturn could prompt stimulus rethink

BERLIN (Reuters) – The last thing the faltering European economy would appear to need right now is a sudden downturn in Germany, hitherto the bloc’s pillar of strength.

But a bout of German weakness may be precisely what is required to convince Angela Merkel to loosen the fiscal reins at home and provide Europe with a dose of stimulus that struggling states like France and Italy have long been seeking.

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China ready to grab business after EU-Russia showdown

BERLIN (Reuters) – China is ready to seize any business opportunities in Russia resulting from Moscow’s diplomatic showdown with Europe over Ukraine, Beijing’s ambassador to Berlin said ahead of a meeting of German and Chinese leaders next week.

In an interview, Shi Mingde said there was no “Schadenfreude” in China over the standoff, which has led German and other European firms to rein in their Russian activities amid tit-for-tat sanctions.

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      "I run the Reuters news operations for Germany, Austria and Switzerland based in Berlin, and write regularly about German politics and European economic issues. I've reported from over 20 countries for Reuters since joining in the mid-1990s, including stints in Paris, London and New York."
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