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Defying the Euro Crisis Will German Growth Stall in 2012?

The global economy is at risk from all sides, with the European debt crisis, a weak US economy and a slowdown in China. But most German companies are still doing well, and executives are optimistic about 2012. Experts wonder, however, how long the export-driven German economy will be able to elude the gathering storm. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen