English translation: more favourable than they have been for a long time
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22:48 Dec 23, 2010
German to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Human resources
German term or phrase:so günstig wie seit langer Zeit nicht mehr
The more I look at this, the more confused I become! It appears in a Swiss bank's review of the current financial situation:
Mittelfristige Perspektiven für den heimischen Unternehmenskreditmarkt so günstig wie seit langer Zeit nicht mehr
My first thought was that it meant "as favourable as they've been for a long time", but then I started thinking about double negatives and getting myself thoroughly confused. It's been a long week...
I'd appreciate some feedback, especially from native speakers.