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Europe car sales rise at slowest pace in 6 months

European registrations by BMW AG, the biggest luxury-vehicle maker, rose 7.9 per cent as a revamped model line prompted a 36 per cent jump at the Mini compact-car unit.


EUROPEAN car sales rose at the slowest pace in six months in May as buyers' concerns about unemployment and the Greek sovereign debt crisis held back demand at Volkswagen AG and Renault SA.

Registrations increased 1.4 per cent to 1.15 million vehicles from 1.14 million a