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Germany: Annual Factory Orders fall 0.4% in March

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - On an annual basis German Factory Orders declined by 0.4% in March, down from the 0.2% fall in February, Deutsche Bundesbank reported on Tuesday. This result is more positive than the 2.9% decrease forecasted by economists.

Month-over-month German Factory Orders increased by 2.2%, following a 2.2% rise and against expectations of a 0.5% drop.

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