BERLIN, Sept 1- Weak investment spending and slow trade led the German economy to contract for the first time in over a year in the second quarter, data showed on Monday. Germany's Federal Statistics Office confirmed an earlier flash estimate showing a 0.2 percent contraction in seasonally-adjusted gross domestic product on the quarter between April and June.» Read More
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