German economic growth stutters

The German economy;s growth slowed between April and June, and was weaker at the start of the year than previously thought, figures show.

The economy grew by 0.1 per cent in the quarter, according to provisional figures from the national statistics office.

Growth in the first three months of the year was 1.3 per cent

Previous figures had estimated growth of 1.5% in the first quarter.

German economic recovery has been helping to keep the debt-laded Eurozone afloat.