With euro boosting exports, German economy expands by 0.4 percent in Q2

Economic Indicators Associated Press

Official figures show that Germany's economy, Europe's biggest, expanded by 0.4 percent in the second quarter of the year from the previous three-month period.

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The figures released Friday show growth in Europe's biggest economy picked up slightly from the 0.3 percent growth rate recorded in the first quarter.

Germany's statistical office says the country's economy benefited from exports spurred by the weak euro.