Business confidence in Germany fell in June to its lowest in more than a year, suggesting the mood among company executives is darkening as the world edges toward a full-blown trade war.
Activity declined in all four sectors measured by the Munich-based Ifo institute in Monday’s survey – manufacturing, services, trade and construction.
The readings added to signs that Europe’s biggest economy is cooling after a strong 2017, though economists said a recession was not on the cards.
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