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Strong quarterly exports highlight China risks to German growth

Exports rose 2.2 per cent to help economy record 0.4 per cent growth

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Shares in carmakers such as Daimler AG have tumbled more than 15 per cent in August, while Germany's DAX Index has dropped 20 per cent since reaching a record in April.

Frankfurt

GERMANY'S economic growth was led by exports last quarter, highlighting the risks to Europe's powerhouse as a slowdown in China threatens to curb global trade.

A breakdown of German gross domestic product showed overseas sales climbed 2.2 per cent in the three months...

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