German finance ministry report: Outlook clouded by threat of protectionism, outcome of major elections

Reuters reported key highlights of the German Finance Ministry's monthly report published earlier on the day.

 Key Points:

Outlook clouded by threat of protectionism, outcome of major elections, course of Brexit negotiations

German economy on the up, data points to pickup of economic activity in first three months of 2017

German tax revenues rose 6.8 pct y/y in Q1, more than double full-year projection of 2.9 pct