German GDP Grew Five Times More Than Forecast in First Quarter

German GDP Grew Five Times More Than Forecast in First Quarter

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An employee fits a door seal to the body of a Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) 3-series automobile, as it travels along the production line at the company's assembly plant in Regensburg, Germany. Earnings per share at Volkswagen AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Daimler AG exceeded expectations by as much as 52 percent.