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May 10, 2013

German anti-euro party clears key hurdle before election

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s newly launched anti-euro party will clear a key hurdle this weekend to taking part in September’s national election but has yet to rally enough support to win seats in parliament.

“Alternative for Germany” (AfD), which wants the country to quit the euro and reintroduce the deutsche mark, said it would found its 16th and final regional association on Sunday – a requirement to be able to contest national votes.

May 7, 2013

Berlin ballet woos new crowd with a dark show in a techno club

BERLIN, May 7 (Reuters) – Berlin’s state ballet has teamed
up with a leading techno night club to produce a dark,
avant-garde show with bondage masks and a bus wreck set in a
former power plant that showcases the city’s vibrant alternative
cultural scene.

“Masse” (mass) features three performances by choreographers
scored by DJs who regularly play at the Berghain in a wasteland
in the city’s ex-communist east which grew out of a gay, fetish
joint and is known for its booming sound and hedonistic parties.

Apr 29, 2013

German trade association slashes 2013 export, import forecasts

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s BGA trade association on Monday slashed its forecasts for exports and imports in 2013 and said trade would not contribute to growth in Europe’s largest economy this year due to a slower-than-expected global pickup.

BGA President Anton Boerner also said the euro zone debt crisis was weighing heavily on demand for German goods, with recession in southern Europe likely to worsen in the short-term, and expressed particular concern about Italy’s prospects.

Apr 18, 2013

Interview: Qatar races to develop solar-powered cooling for World Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Qatar is racing to develop efficient solar-powered cooling technology to counter the searing heat of the Middle Eastern summer in its stadiums during the 2022 soccer World Cup, a senior organising committee official told Reuters.

Nasser Al-Khater, the organising committee’s communications and marketing director, also said the tiny gulf state would construct its stadiums with modular technology so it could downscale them after the tournament, and donate seating to countries with little sports infrastructure.

Apr 18, 2013

Qatar races to develop solar-powered cooling for World Cup

BERLIN (Reuters) – Qatar is racing to develop efficient solar-powered cooling technology to counter the searing heat of the Middle Eastern summer in its stadiums during the 2022 football World Cup, a senior organising committee official told Reuters.

Nasser Al-Khater, the organising committee’s communications and marketing director, also said the tiny gulf state would construct its stadiums with modular technology so it could downscale them after the tournament, and donate seating to countries with little sports infrastructure.

Apr 18, 2013

Soccer-Qatar races to develop solar-powered cooling for World Cup

BERLIN, April 18 (Reuters) – Qatar is racing to develop efficient solar-powered cooling technology to counter the searing heat of the Middle Eastern summer in its stadiums during the 2022 soccer World Cup, a senior organising committee official told Reuters.

Nasser Al-Khater, the organising committee’s communications and marketing director, also said the tiny gulf state would construct its stadiums with modular technology so it could downscale them after the tournament, and donate seating to countries with little sports infrastructure.

Apr 18, 2013

Leading institutes see robust German growth on domestic demand

BERLIN, April 18 (Reuters) – Germany’s leading economic
institutes said on Thursday domestic demand would drive a 0.8
percent expansion in Europe’s largest economy this year and that
this would more than double to 1.9 percent in 2014 as exports
picked up.

The institutes also said that while it may seem appropriate
for the European Central Bank to cut interest rates, given weak
regional growth, this would only serve to delay necessary
restructuring in the banking sector.

Apr 9, 2013

German imports, exports slump unexpectedly in February

BERLIN (Reuters) – German imports fell sharply in February for the third time in the last four months and exports also declined, in a sign the euro zone’s largest economy cannot be relied on to help lift the currency bloc out of recession.

Data from the Federal Statistics Office on Tuesday showed imports sliding 3.8 percent, undercutting even the lowest estimate in a Reuters poll of economists. The consensus forecast had been for imports to rise 0.5 percent.

Apr 8, 2013

German output rises moderately as industry recovers

BERLIN/HANOVER (Reuters) – German industrial output rose in February and industry leaders were cautiously optimistic about growth and investment in Europe’s largest economy this year as long as there is no flare-up in the euro zone crisis.

Coming on the heels of figures showing a stronger-than-expected rise in industrial orders in February, Economy Ministry data on Monday showed output edging up 0.5 percent on the month. This was above the mid-range forecast in a Reuters poll of economists for a 0.3 percent rise.

Apr 8, 2013

German output rises in February as industry recovers

BERLIN (Reuters) – German industrial output rebounded in February as increases in capital goods and energy production offset a weak construction sector, in a sign that Europe’s largest economy is slowly recovering after a dismal end to 2012.

Coming on the heels of figures showing a stronger-than-expected rise in industrial orders in February, Economy Ministry data on Monday showed output edging up 0.5 percent on the month. This was above the mid-range forecast in a Reuters poll of economists for a 0.3 percent rise.

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      "Sarah covers economic and political news from Argentina as part of the Reuters Latin America reporting team. The focus this year is on a shift in policy ahead of key elections in late 2015 and signs of a slowdown in an economy marked by one of the world’s highest inflation rates. Sarah moved to Buenos Aires in 2014 from Berlin, where she reported on Europe’s largest economy for five years during the euro zone debt crisis. She joined Reuters as a graduate trainee in the London HQ in 2007 and has also done assignments in Frankfurt and Vienna. ..."
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