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Eurozone avoids recession after strong German growth

The eurozone has narrowly avoided returning to recession after recording zero growth in the first three months of the year, figures have shown.

The stronger-than-expected performance was in large part due to growth of 0.5% in the German economy.

Separately, the Greek national statistics office said the nation's economy had contracted by 6.2% in the three-month period.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 15 May 2012
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