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BUSINESS DAILY

Latest update : 2014-08-14

Shock contraction in German economy as France stagnates

Europe's two largest economies have posted disappointing economic growth figures, with Germany seeing a shock contraction of 0.2% between April and June. The news has dampened hopes of a European recovery, and forced the French government to cut its growth forecast and admit it will miss its budget deficit target this year. Also today: an out-of-office message with a difference.

By Stephen CARROLL

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