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German businesses optimistic about 2018
dw.com ^ | December 27, 2017 | uhe/nz (Reuters, dpa)

Posted on 12/30/2017 1:36:16 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

More than half of Germany's industry associations have shrugged off worries about US protectionist policies and Brexit, and are more positive about their situation than they were a year ago, a business survey has shown.

A poll conducted by Germany's IW economic institute has shown that 26 of 48 industry associations were more upbeat than they were at the end of 2016 and more than two-thirds expected firms in their sector to produce more next year than this.

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1 posted on 12/30/2017 1:36:16 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

https://qz.com/1163174/the-economic-surprise-of-2017-was-europes-best-year-in-a-decade/


2 posted on 12/30/2017 1:37:02 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/germany-energy-consumer-christmas-paid-supply-demand-outstrip-renewables-wind-solar-a8129716.html


3 posted on 12/30/2017 1:41:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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Sounds like a reduction in factory consumption of power over the holidays (as for vacation shutdown) pushed Germany’s wind turbine power production over its power consumption.

I wonder if Germany also has a chopped-eagle problem, not that their version of Sierra Club would care. Gaia over stopping cruel, Grimm-like fates to birds!

Save birds, burn oil and coal. Or come up with a kind of wind turbine that doesn’t chop eagles.


4 posted on 12/30/2017 1:55:29 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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