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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

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.


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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