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Diw sees germany facing strong upswing

Diw sees germany facing strong upswing

The decisive factor here is domestic demand, said DIW head of economic research ferdinand fichtner. "Because of the good labor market, wages will rise strongly and thus significantly drive private consumption."

Despite the dip in growth during the winter, the companies had recently recruited new people, explained fichtner. Economic sentiment has brightened as the european debt crisis has been contained for now. Rising wages now also arrived in lower income classes, which were now also spend more. "Rich people save more. Poorer people, on the other hand, use the greater part of their income for consumption purposes."Last year, the german economy grew by 3 percent.

The DIW expects price increases to remain relatively high at around two percent this year and next due to rough demand. "For a strong upswing, however, inflation rates are anything but alarming." But the european central bank must remain vigilant.

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70 Passengers on rhine cruise ship fall ill

70 passengers on Rhine cruise ship fall ill

Four people were taken to hospital, and the rest were treated on board by doctors and sanitation workers with medicines and infusions. Since it was initially unclear which pathogen had caused the diarrhea, the authorities had temporarily stopped the ship and placed it under quarantine.

According to a spokesman, however, the "MS bellriva" was later allowed to continue its journey to poland. According to the fire department, most of the passengers who fell ill were over 60 years old and therefore susceptible to infection. "The biggest danger with this infection is that you get dehydrated," a spokesman explained. A total of around 190 people were on board, including 145 passengers.

The emergency services arrived at midnight with a large contingent to care for the hotel guests who had fallen ill. The ship had made the headlines only this spring after it was grounded by a pilot near karlsruhe and almost sank.

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Final stroke after 26 years: industrial area east developed

Final stroke after 26 years: industrial area east developed

Two women, six men, four scissors: the female-red ribbon didn’t stand a chance in the end; snap-snap, and it was cut.

Only dettelbach’s mayor christine konrad looked a little threatened, because her scissors, of all things, didn’t want to be used. But that didn’t dampen the positive mood that morning, as the symbolic act marked the end of a project that the city has been working on since 1993: the development of the dettelbach-ost industrial area. Because the "original development plan" dates from this year, as the mayor explained. "A project that lasted for decades has found a good conclusion", she said with some relief.

Praise for good cooperation

At the same time, the construction work for the final phase of the project was proceeding at a brisk pace. And this was probably due not least to the good cooperation between the city, the planning offices (plannasch / schneider& partner) and the exporting companies (feickert / richard schulz), which was praised several times at the inauguration ceremony. In february 2018, according to uwe kobner, head of the construction office, the design planning was available, in june 2018 the contract was awarded and one month later construction work began on the 3.5 million project.