Germany's GDP for the first quarter preliminary reading showed that the largest economy in the euro zone expanded 0.2% in the first quarter, above both expectations and the fourth quarter readings of 0.0%, whereas the fourth quarter reading was revised to 0.2%.On the year, the non-seasonally-adjusted readingreached 1.7% compared with -1.7% revised to -1.5% and estimates of 1.2%, whilethe working-daily-adjusted reading also beat estimates coming in at 1.6% from -2.4% revised to -2.2%and 1.2% forecasted.