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U.S. trade policies, Italy's government cloud outlook for German economy: ministry

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(Reuters) - Germany's economic upswing is losing some momentum and the outlook for growth is clouded by a trade dispute with the as well as risks linked to Italy's new coalition government, the economy ministry said on Wednesday.

The ministry added in its monthly report that private consumption and exports - two main growth drivers for Europe's largest economy - remained bullish.

"The foreign and trade policies of the as well as the formation of a government in have increased uncertainty and risks for growth," it said. "This is expressing itself in the real economy through a wait-and-see approach, especially when it comes to investments."

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michael Nienaber)

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 13:38 IST
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