WESTERN EUROPE: Strictly Business

Frenchman and German may still distrust each other profoundly, but neither lets that stand in the way of business. Last year West Germany was France's best customer, buying $490 million worth of French goods. And France bought more from Germany ($432 million worth) than from any other country except the U.S. ($460 million).


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