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German investor sentiment edges down on global fears


Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German investor optimism unexpectedly fell in April after five months of increases due to fears about the global economy. The ZEW research...full story
updated 2015-04-21 07:01 PM
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German investor sentiment edges down on global fears

Associated Press

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