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German exports rise more than expected in May

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German exports rose by more than imports in May, widening the trade surplus, data showed on Monday, in a further sign that Europe's biggest economy remains in robust form despite trade tensions the United States.Seasonally adjusted exports rose by 1.8 percent on the month, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Imports rose by 0.7 percent.A Reuters poll had pointed to exports rising by 0.75 percent and imports falling by 0.3 percent.The seasonally adjusted trade surplus widened to 20.3 billion euros ($23.90 billion) from 19.0 billion euros in April. The reading ...

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 12:07 IST