20 Oct '11, 1am

Who needs analysts? Germany's finance ministry distributes fortune cookies predicting the euro's future

BERLIN (AFP) - Germany's finance ministry has come up with a novel way of predicting which way the cookie will crumble for the future of the troubled euro. Fortune cookies filled with positive prophesies for the common European currency, such as 'Progress due to a stable euro' or 'Progress for a united Europe', have been distributed in Berlin. Some 16,000 of the euro cookies were produced at a cost of nearly 4,000 euros (S$5,046) for the finance ministry's open day at the end of August, the ministry said on Wednesday. They continued to be distributed until Germany's national day on Oct 3, which marks the country's reunification, and some remain in stock, it added.

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