Germany will avoid recession and return to growth in the first quarter of 2013, the country's central bank says.
If the economy shrank again in the current quarter, Germany would technically be in recession, defined as two quarters of contraction.
The economy shrank by 0.6% in the last three months of 2012.
"As it currently looks, a plus in economic output can be expected in the first quarter of this year," the Bundesbank said.
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