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German economy leading the charge amid QE

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Chairman of the board of Skoda Auto, Winfried Vahland, presenting the new Skoda Superb model during a preview of Volkwagen Group earlier this month in Geneva. Volkswagen shares have surged about 31 per cent this year.

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GERMAN companies and consumers are shrugging off most of what the world throws at them.

Even under the clouds of the Greek debt crisis and tensions with Russia, unemployment is falling and confidence is rising in Europe's largest economy. Manufacturing and services are