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Seven out of 10 German firms say poor infrastructure affects their business

Monday 16 July 2018 | 13:59 CET | News
Nearly seven out of ten firms in Germany (68 percent) say their business is negatively affected by poor infrastructure, including roads, railways, dead zones in mobile coverage and poor internet connections, according to a survey of 2,600 companies by the German Economic Institute (IW) in Cologne. By comparison, only 58 percent of firms said Germany's infrastructure negatively impacted their business in a 2013 IW survey.

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