`A Fiasco For Germany'
Just when it seemed things couldn't get much worse for Germany, they did. Despite forecasts of accelerating economic growth, the country's woes--punishing unemployment, a plummeting currency, and government paralysis--have cast a pall over the summer holidays. Then, in late July, the Bundesbank signaled it might raise interest rates for the first time since 1992. And a political showdown snuffed out Chancellor Helmut Kohl's tax reform package, which business badly needed.
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