After a fairly weak first quarter, we have caught up encouragingly in the second quarter. We are confident of attaining our earnings target for this year. But whether we finish more towards the upper end of our earnings corridor or possibly more towards the lower end will depend on how business develops in the months ahead.
We continue to expect slight earnings growth this year. Our integrated portfolio approach means that we now have a highly robust business model. That is also confirmed by the capital market. Just this February, we successfully completed two bond issues for a total of €1 billion.