German official industrial orders leap 3.4 pct in August

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Industrial orders in Germany leapt by 3.4 percent in August from the level in July, an official estimate showed on Wednesday, making up for a revised drop of 1.6 percent in July.

The surprise rise was a sign that Europe's biggest economy was likely to benefit from continued, if more moderate, growth this year.

© 2010 AFP

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