General view of the container terminal "Burchardkai" of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in the harbour of Hamburg in this October 17, 2012 file photo. Germany, Europe's largest economy, ... more 
General view of the container terminal "Burchardkai" of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in the harbour of Hamburg in this October 17, 2012 file photo. Germany, Europe's largest economy, will gain traction this year as domestic demand strengthens but foreign trade will drag on the traditionally export-oriented economy's growth for a second consecutive year, the Economy Ministry said on February 12, 2014. Exports will climb by 4.1 percent after a subdued performance in 2013 but imports will rise even higher - by some 5.0 percent - meaning foreign trade will deduct 0.1 percentage points from gross domestic product (GDP) growth, the ministry said in its annual report. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/Files (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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