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The economy likely grew by around 6% in the third quarter but the recovery appears faltering, according to the latest report published by Germany’s economic institute DIW on Wednesday.

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“Economic output will likely increase slightly towards the end of the year.”

“The recovery from the coronavirus crisis seen over the summer will probably slow as a second COVID-19 outbreak hits Europe’s biggest economy.”

Earlier today, Bild newspaper reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to agree to close all restaurants and bars from November 4, in a bid to curb coronavirus infections, when she meets the state premiers later on Wednesday.