UPDATE 3-German engineering sector defies U.S. recession fears


(Adds details, background, economist's comments) By Eva Kuehnen FRANKFURT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Germany's engineering industry association reiterated its output forecast for this year, despite expecting a global economic slowdown in the light of a looming recession in the United States, its top export market. It saw growth of 5 percent in 2008, less than half the near 40-year high of 11 percent in 2007, and expected 10,000 engineering jobs to be added to the German economy. "We have to ...

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