10 April 2013 16:21 [Source: ICIS news]
DIW Berlin said that
"The German economy is decoupling from the difficult situation in the neighbouring countries and continues to grow strongly, even though because of the weak start to 2013, the growth rate will be quite low,” said DIW economics chief Ferdinand Fichtner.
In related news, Peter Loescher, the CEO of Siemens, said that the Germany-based industrial and technology giant has yet to feel the economic upswing many experts predicted.
In an interview with German business daily Handelsblatt, Loescher said that in the current situation the global economy was missing a growth engine such as
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