Germany Trounces France In Two Key Categories: Cars And Jobs
January 31, 2013 - 8:02am
Germany and France have a long and illustrious history of "competing" with each other, sometimes peacefully, sometime not. More importantly, the two countries are, incorrectly, considered to represent the stability "core" of the Eurozone. And perhaps that is somewhat true in the context of all the other peripheral European nations, where things are so bad we have run out of adjectives to describe the plight of the people and the economic collapse. Yet, at least according to two metrics: jobs and cars - when it comes to the endless Germany vs France match there is no contest. From Bloomberg: German carmakers are faring better than their French rivals as European demand for new vehicles drops. Sales of Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes Benz cars dropped an average 6.9 percent in December year-on-year, compared with an average 20.8 percent slump for Renault, Peugeot and Citroen. BMW grew 4 per...
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