West Europe commercial vehicles sales hit 5-yr high

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FRANKFURT, Jan 26 (Reuters) - New registrations in western Europe of medium and heavy commercial vehicles that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes rose 6.4 percent in 2005 to 360,699 units, the best performance since 2000, official data showed on Thursday. Registrations of trucks and buses are a surrogate economic indicator and usually reflect overall business activity to be expected in around half a year. Registrations in December alone swelled 29 percent to 31,542, as double-digit gains in ...

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