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German Orders Resume Slide, Defying Hope for Factory Rebound

  • Orders fell 0.4% in October vs. forecasts for 0.4% gain
  • Decline driven by investment goods demand at home, overseas
Combine Harvester Manufacturing Inside A Claas KGaA Factory
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German factory orders unexpectedly fell, suggesting Europe’s largest economy is still struggling to overcome a manufacturing slump and fend off recession.