The Germany economy has already shown somewhat sclerotic growth of late with second quarter data from Eurostat showing that German gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 0.4 percent, up from 0.3 percent in the previous quarter.
Although that growth figure was in line with the euro zone and European Union, Germany grew less than many of its European neighbors.
Still, analysts were keen to point out that the data is not as bad as it seems and investors appeared unmoved, with the German DAX index trading up 0.48 percent.
Later on Thursday Germany's Ifo institute released a report in which German economists forecast a "modest upturn" in economic growth, predicting a 1.8 percent expansion in 2015, versus 1.6 percent in 2014.
Growth would be driven by strong domestic consumption, the economists believed, although the divergence between growth in developed and emerging economies remained a concern.
"The German economy is experiencing a modest upturn, which is primarily driven by private consumption. (But) the weak world economy is a constraining factor, especially the problems in a number of emerging economies", Timo Wollmershäuser, Ifo's analysis director, said in the report.