German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle, left, and the President of the German Central bank, Axel A. Weber, right, talk at the beginning the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan.... more 
German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle, left, and the President of the German Central bank, Axel A. Weber, right, talk at the beginning the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. The German government on Wednesday raised its growth forecast for the country's economy this year to 2.3 percent, predicting that slower but solid growth in exports will be accompanied by stronger private spending. Officials expect somewhat slower economic growth of 1.8 percent in 2012, Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said. "Germany's economy achieved the comeback of the year in 2010," Bruederle said. "2011 will be a good year. The upswing has two stable legs: export and domestic demand." less 
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Wed, Jan 19, 2011 7:06 AM EST