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German Consumers Increasingly Concerned about Economy

German consumers' worries about the economy are deepening while business managers remain confident, according to two closely-watched surveys released Thursday. Analysts warn both polls were conducted before Volkswagen became mired in scandal, which could have wide-ranging effects. The GfK research group said its forward-looking consumer climate index dropped to 9.6 points for October from 9.9 points in September. The three indicators that provide the index number — willingness to buy,...

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