2019 Annual Media Conference of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
On March 12. 2019, the annual press conference of Volkswagen AG will take place in the Volkswagen brand tower building in Wolfsburg from 09:00 am (CET). Chairman of the Board Dr. Herbert Diess and Frank Witter, responsible for Finance & Controlling on the Executive Board, will comment on the 2018 financial year and a look ahead to 2019.
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Consequently, a negative impact relating to ongoing claims or investigations, any unexpected fall in demand or economic stagnation in our key sales markets, such as in Western Europe (and especially Germany) or in the USA, Brazil or China, will have a corresponding impact on the development of our business. The same applies in the event of a significant shift in current exchange rates in particular relative to the US dollar, sterling, yen, Brazilian real, Chinese renminbi and Czech koruna.
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