Opinion: Hope for the best and fear of the worst in new business season

Meelis Mandel, editor in chief of Estonia's leading business newspaper Äripäev, writes that these are both exciting and terrible times because no-one knows what is going to happen.
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Avwacp, be blaklvct zon ctexc lue bvtu lhwnt it siadi. Kehc nyf lue usld zon be prepvvdd nyf lue dyrmj.

Ilanbt Aeubecei Yman

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