German seasonally adjusted Factory Orders had continued to rise in April though at a slower pace and surely less severely than expected; orders rose 2.8% down from the previous 5.0% that was revised to 5.1% beating gloomy projections at -0.4%. On the year, however, the non-seasonally adjusted indicator showed 29.6% which is higher than the previous 26.1% revised to 26.2% and the expected 25.4%.