Economic Doom and Gloom from Germany

Next year could bring more bad news, says Chancellor Angela Merkel, since no one can predict when the economic slide will hit bottom

The worst part, it seems, is that no one knows exactly when the economic slide will hit bottom. That appears to be the conclusion a number of German politicians have reached as the real economy continues to be battered by the financial crisis. It is, they say, simply impossible to tell when the worst will be over.

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