German economy boosted by consumer prices

First signs that inflation outlook in Eurozone might be improving

30th May, 2016
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German consumer prices unexpectedly halted their decline in May, offering some good news to policy makers struggling to revive price growth in the 19-nation euro area.

The inflation rate rose to zero, according to data released today by the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden. That’s above the median estimate for a reading of minus 0.1 per cent in a Bloomberg survey of economists, and compares with minus 0.3 per cent in April. Prices increased 0.4...

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