German industry ends summer lull
German industry rebounded from a summer lull with its best month in six years, keeping Europe’s largest economy on a solid footing in the second half of the year. Output, adjusted for seasonal swings and inflation, increased 2.6% from July, when it fell a revised 0.1%, the economic ministry in Berlin said on Monday. That’s the biggest increase since July 2011 for the typically volatile gauge, and it compares with forecasts for a 0.9% gain. Production was up 4.7% from a year earlier.