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German industrial output falls unexpectedly in January

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German industrial output fell unexpectedly in January, data showed on Friday, adding to signs that factories in Europe's largest economy are operating at a slower pace at the start of the year.Data from the Economy Ministry showed output fell by 0.1 percent, confounding expectations in a Reuters poll for a 0.5 percent rise.Separate data published by the Federal Statistics Office showed exports fell unexpectedly by 0.5 percent in January, undershooting a Reuters forecast for a 0.3 percent increase.Imports also declined by 0.5 percent. A Reuters poll had forecast an unchanged ...

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 13:38 IST