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That moment is meant a lot to a lot of people around the world what -- it meant to business joining me now as the chairman of London and Oxford capital markets as well as the former editor of the Financial Times David marsh isn't.
Who's joining us today from Berlin now David good to see you since the fall.
-- twenty years ago today so quite a moment of course I guess one of the questions people want to know is.
How far have we come how unified.
-- east and west really these days.
Well yes I think -- more lessen the position -- many people might have expected us to be maybe ten years again is taking longer than expected.
I think people are very grateful now that's the main feeling that one has -- -- grateful that this -- it did cost and he is -- without any bloodshed.
And I believe that the united Germany now he's in a much for the position that it ever was in the policy.
Personal to exert real business pressure on the rest of the world because of the strength of its manufacturing companies.
And those to help in financing attorneys go to great big current account so there's still.
It's weakens this year because of the world recession the economy will fooled by 5% the heavy doses in the shops and in the streets.
Despite all the rain people in a pretty standard -- removed.
I was at a dinner last night -- Hillary Clinton continued as a real love in between Germany and the united states of of.
And it brings up I guess one of the questions see mrs.
Clinton arriving there for the for the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Is is about the what Germany's place within Europe.
Is their country now that.
Is is Germany the leader of your course of the UK as it is is it another country how would you how would you rank things that stands right now twenty years after.
Well it's a -- Germany unquestionably is the economic these all of Europe.
-- -- That is still has some they have special relationship with the United States will lose and not especially these days and it was -- during the Second World War right -- knows who is at peace and he's comfortable with his -- and that makes it -- -- The United States as well about yourself David just finally any reflections on that day forty years ago.
Pillows in that morsel the time covering.
-- -- Kohl's visit for the Financial Times.
I came back here that gave -- a day off to the wall fell I interview when he was in -- state of real panic they didn't know whether the Russians wouldn't intervene.
And people were very very worried about the economic situation including the students so I think despite all the ups and downs and it costs a trillion.
You're news but I think what's -- shooting your visiting friends I think -- -- actually now think it was a great day.
They could have been a lot more worse that could be blood and everybody's very very pleased that this miracle did actually take place that we own in a much better position now it is an amazing.
Story and you're right the money doesn't -- it seems like a bargain now compared to the money we throw around for just about everything these days bailouts and the sooner you start digital real money OK okay exactly right that it all adds up in the -- but.
David -- great to see you and and thanks for joining us with your own.
Reflections and thoughts today in twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall while -- --
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