German economy probably grew in Q4, economy ministry says

miércoles 13 de enero de 2016 08:45 GYT

BERLIN Jan 13 (Reuters) - Europe's largest economy probably expanded in the fourth quarter of 2015 as employment and real incomes increased even as industrial activity cooled, the German economy ministry said in its monthly report published on Wednesday.

It added that the arrival of 1.1 million asylum seekers last year was boosting private consumption, which alongside a healthy job market, low interest rates and higher wages was helping offset headwinds from the global economy. (Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michelle Martin)