PARIS – The worst of the recession may be over in Europe, but vehicle sales will decline another 9.8% on the continent next year, predicts economic consultancy Bipe SA. Eric Champarnaud, the associate in charge of the auto industry, says 2010 will be “a year of growth in the Euro Zone,” spurred on by France and Germany, which both will see increases in their gross domestic products. However, Champarnaud cautions the shock wave from the global downturn will continue to be felt, as ...

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