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German Industry Slump Deepens as Recovery Proves Elusive

  • Production fell 0.6% in September vs. estimated 0.4% drop
  • Factory orders rebounded in sign worst of slump may be past
Racks of steel trunk doors await assembly at the Volkswagen AG factory in Emden, Germany.

Racks of steel trunk doors await assembly at the Volkswagen AG factory in Emden, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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German industrial production continued to worsen, putting a damper on recent signals of improvement in the euro area and its largest economy.