BERLIN (AP) — Government data show that industrial orders in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, rebounded slightly in July thanks largely to higher demand at home.
The Economy Ministry said orders rose 0.5 percent compared with the previous month. In June, orders dropped 1.6 percent — a figure revised upward Thursday from the initial reading of 1.7 percent.
The ministry says orders from inside Germany were 1 percent higher while overall foreign orders barely increased. New orders from other countries in the 17-nation eurozone were 0.6 percent lower.
Germany's economy has been doing much better than others in the debt-troubled eurozone but there are increasing signs that it isn't immune from the region's crisis, including falling business confidence.