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Germany, France upbeat in face of uncertainty abroad: polls

Industry morale in Europe's biggest economies beats expectations

The German labour office research institute said that the arrival of large numbers of refugees could push up German unemployment next year by 70,000.


EUROPE'S biggest economies are showing signs of resilience despite weakness abroad and the refugee crisis on their own doorstep, with firms in Germany and France expressing optimism about their prospects, surveys on Thursday showed.

Such strength in the face of economic