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Exclusive: Germany Seen Revising Upward Its 2020 GDP Forecast - Source

Exclusive: Germany Seen Revising Upward Its 2020 GDP Forecast - Source

The German government is set to revise upward its economic growth forecast for this year to a decline of less than 6% from a previous estimate of 6.3%, a coalition source told Reuters on Friday.

BERLIN: The German government is set to revise upward its economic growth forecast for this year to a decline of less than 6% from a previous estimate of -6.3%, a coalition source told Reuters on Friday.

Economy Minister Peter Altmaier is scheduled to present the revised outlook early next week, the source added.

The German economy contracted by a record 9.7% in the second quarter as consumer spending, company investments and exports all collapsed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But recent economic data has fanned hopes that Europe’s largest economy is set for a strong recovery following the massive coronavirus shock.

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  • First Published: August 28, 2020, 6:20 PM IST
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