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German economy stalled in fourth-quarter, just escaping recession

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(Reuters) - The German stalled in the final quarter of last year, escaping by the narrowest of margins after contracting in the July-September period for the first time since 2015.

(GDP) in Europe's biggest grew by 0.0 percent quarter-on-quarter, the said on Thursday. That compared with a forecast for growth of 0.1 percent.

German companies are grappling with a cooling global and trade disputes triggered by U.S. Donald Trump's 'America First' policies. The risk that Britain leaves the without a deal in March is another uncertainty.

Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, the economy grew by 0.6 percent from October to December, calendar-adjusted data showed. Analysts polled by had expected 0.7 percent.

(Writing by Paul Carrel; editing by Thomas Seythal)

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 12:55 IST