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German investor mood at multi-year low on trade, Italy concerns

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BERLIN (Reuters) - The mood among German investors has sunk to its lowest in nearly six years, a survey showed, weighed down by a festering trade dispute with the United States and concerns about Italy's commitment to the euro zone.The ZEW research institute's indicator fell to -16.1 in June from -8.2 in May, it said on Tuesday. That was its lowest level since September 2012 and missed a consensus forecast of -14.0 in a Reuters survey.World leaders and global economic institutions are warning that protectionist policies espoused by President Donald Trump - including the imposition of punitive ...

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 16:43 IST