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German industry output in January surpasses forecast, driven by increase in manufacturing

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Demand for vehicles, machinery and other capital goods rose by 6.1 per cent - the strongest monthly increase since August 2013.

Berlin

GERMAN industrial production rose more than expected in January, driven by strong demand for machinery, vehicles and other capital goods, data showed on Wednesday, suggesting Europe's biggest economy started into 2017 on a solid footing.

The figures, published by the Economy

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