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Germany's September industrial output in biggest drop in a year

SLOW GOING: An assembly line worker at truck and bus-maker MAN AG in Munich. The fall in industrial output will feed speculation that the economy may lose steam at the end of the year.


GERMANY posted its steepest industrial output drop in more than a year in September, suggesting that Europe's biggest economy may feel a year-end chill from a slowdown in emerging markets.

The 1.1 per cent drop announced on Friday was the second consecutive monthly fall in