Germany is Europe's largest economy.
In turn, when financially troubled Eurozone nations have required a bailout, they look to Germany for help.
The latest example is Greece:
Greece to receive first bailout cash after German MPs and ESM approve deal
--The Guardian, August 19
But Germany faces economic challenges of its own. The nation's Producer Price Index has declined for a 25th straight month on an annualized basis.
Here's a brief excerpt from a September 21 Marketwatch article titled, "Decline in German producer prices accelerate.":
The prices of goods leaving Germany's factory gates dropped more than expected in August, pulled lower by energy prices, official data showed [on September 21].
Producer prices in August fell 0.5% on the month and were 1.7% lower compared with the year-earlier period, the federal statistical office Destatis said, the sharpest annual drop since March. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal predicted declines of 0.3% and 1.6%, respectively.
You can read the entire article by clicking on the link below:http://www.marketwatch.com/story/decline-in-german-producer-prices-accelerate-2015-09-21