Economists See Germany, Italy Dodging Technical Recession

Economists See Germany, Italy Dodging Technical Recession

(Bloomberg) -- Economists predict two of Europe’s largest economies dodged recessions at the end of last year, with growth likely to rebound after a previous quarter of contraction. Bloomberg’s latest monthly surveys forecast that German growth reached 0.4 percent in the three months through December, despite worrying signals from an industrial shock. Italy will also avoid a technical recession, though it barely eked out any growth in the period -- just 0.1 percent.

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