German minister: Economic good times can keep rolling with smart policies

German Economy Minister Altmaier presents his ministry's annual report for 2018 in Berlin
German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier presents his ministry’s annual report for 2018 in Berlin, Germany, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

January 30, 2019

BERLIN (Reuters) – Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Wednesday that Germany had experienced years of good economic development and he believed that could continue if the government implemented smart policies.

The economy will grow by 1.0 percent this year, slowing from 1.5 percent in 2018, the ministry said, confirming a slashed 2019 projection reported by Reuters last week.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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