Alemania: recuperación de la economía

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German economy recovering

German exports rose seven percent in June compared with the previous month - the biggest rise in nearly three years - fuelling hopes that Europe's largest economy may be reviving.

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Mark Gregory

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The German economy is highly dependent on exports. It's been badly hit by the slump in world trade. But recent data suggests Europe's largest economy is bouncing back, and that - given Germany's importance as a trading nation - is a sign of recovery in the global economy.

It's not just German exports that have revived. Manufacturing output has risen sharply for two consecutive months, and surveys of business and consumer confidence point to brighter times, although in June exports were still a fifth below the previous year's level.

Mark Gregory, BBC News

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