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German investor morale tumbles as trade war worries grow

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By Joseph Nasr and Rene WagnerBERLIN (Reuters) - German investor morale plunged to its lowest level in more than five years in April on growing fears of a trade war with the United States that would hurt exporters and damage an economy which already shows signs of weakening. The ZEW research institute's index of economic sentiment among investors, published on Tuesday, dropped more than 13 points on the month, its sharpest decline since July 2016.April's reading of -8.2 -- down from 5.1 in March -- was the lowest since November 2012 and marked the third monthly fall in a row. A Reuters poll ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:54 IST