Confidence in German economy high

Strong global demand for Germany's manufacturing exports has pushed business confidence in Europe's biggest economy to its highest level since the country was reunified at the start of the 1990s, the Ifo institute announced Tuesday 19 December.

After years of sluggish growth, the latest survey from the Munich-based Ifo Institute showed that the strong performance was starting to spread to the rest of the economy, with the labour market improving and German consumers beginning to spend more in