REWRITING THE RULES IS NOT THE GERMAN WAY

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Family-controlled and very secretive, German drugs company Merck seems to embody the values of the country's Mittelstand, the slew of small and medium-sized companies that are still the bedrock of the economy.

The Financial Times (http://news.ft.com/cms/s/34c093f4-f984-11da-8ced-0000779e2340.html)