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#German economy

# german-economy - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Even Germany's cost of borrowing is beginning to rise again

Although Germany’s bond yields are still far lower than a year ago, it’s been rising sharply in the last few days…

# german-economy - Monday 11 June, 2012

German conditions on Spanish bank deal strike blow to Ireland's hopes

Germany ensured that Spain’s €100bn banking bailout would go through the government – meaning it counts towards national debt.

# german-economy - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Germany wants state companies privatised, labour markets reformed to promote growth

EU leaders are meeting again at the end of the month to discuss a growth agenda. Here’s what Germany will propose.

# german-economy - Sunday 1 April, 2012

German central bank 'to stop taking Irish bonds as collateral'

A German newspaper report says the Bundesbank won’t take Irish, Greek or Portuguese bonds from banks any more.

# german-economy - Friday 2 March, 2012

Economic data 'not as poor as some were assuming' - Noonan

Minister for Finance says that a European growth slowdown would affect Ireland, but has already been factored into Budget forecasts.

# german-economy - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Germany's unemployment at its lowest in two decades

When seasonally adjusted, Germany’s unemployment rate is now 6.7 per cent – the lowest it’s been for years and years.

# german-economy - Monday 9 January, 2012

The bond markets are now paying Germany to borrow money

Germany this morning issued a new batch of 6-month bills – and demand was so intense that the yield is negative.

# german-economy - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Euro nears 12-month low after poor demand at German auction

While the demand for the latest batch of 10-year bonds was higher than November, it was far below the usual standard.

# german-economy - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

"Disaster" German bond auction sends European markets down

Germany issues €6bn in 10-year bonds – but only €3.8bn were sold, leaving the central bank to step in and buy the rest.

# german-economy - Monday 21 November, 2011

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt

The pan-European ESCP business school says Ireland could get rid of €184bn in debts – by simply cancelling them out with others.

# german-economy - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Europe teeters on the brink as Spanish, Italian borrowing costs rise

If it was borrowing today, Spain would pay 6.3 per cent interest for a 10-year loan – a level that can’t be sustained.