German VDMA June Plant, Machinery Orders Slump 46% On Year

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  1. German VDMA June Plant, Machinery Orders Slump 46% On Year

    By Nina Koeppen


    FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--New orders for Germany's plant and machinery industry were sharply lower in June compared with the year-earlier period, indicating the country's much hoped for industrial recovery will be painfully slow.

    Total orders slumped 46% in June on year, as domestic orders dropped 46% and foreign orders were down 45%, industry group VDMA said Thursday.

    "The patience of engineers is being put to the test," said VDMA chief economist Ralph Wiechers.

    "Domestic as well as foreign clients' concerns about their future liquidity are apparently still too large to allow for an easing," he added.

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    July 30, 2009 04:00 ET (08:00 GMT)

    So far as to the German "Wunderwaffe" stimulus...
  2. I've been reading since the middle of the April (Industrial Exhibition in Hannover) on how German machinery sector has bottomed and they're seeing light at the end of the tunnel :cool:
  3. The light is so bright that you are forced to wear sun glasses, huh ? :cool:
  4. The lights can kill when the train hits you.
  5. "Breakfast for lunch" seems like a good idea now. :cool: