Germany: Consumer confidence continues to plummet amid inflation, high energy prices
01 October 2022 | 5:46 pm
Rampant inflation and soaring energy costs have caused German consumer sentiment to drop according to new market research, with no indication just yet that inflation will improve soon.
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