BERLIN Jan 12 German incoming orders and
sentiment indicators point to solid growth in production and a
good start for Europe's biggest economy this year, the economy
ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
"Overall, the picture of a solid, strong, domestically
driven economy remains," said the ministry in a monthly report,
adding the climate elsewhere in the world also looked more
The German economy grew by 1.9 percent last year, the
strongest rate in five years, a preliminary estimate from the
Federal Statistics Office showed earlier.
(Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Paul Carrel)