“Measured against the high expectations a year ago, the economic cycle was bitterly disappointing in 2018. A cascade of special effects is largely responsible for this: the violent flu wave at the beginning of the year, the WLTP problems in the automotive industry since the summer and, most recently, the low water levels in Germany, which matter for transportation. ..."
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