Industry 4.0 – it means machines communicating directly with each other - with no human involvement. Is German business up-to-date? When are the Smart Factories coming?
A machine-tool maker called DMG Mori has its headquarters in Iga. What's special about the company is that it's working on the next generation of industrial machines - the 'Industry 4.0' generation.
The Chinese government has adopted a 'Made in China 2025' economic development strategy which is emerging as a huge risk to Germany's economic base, says economist Christian Rusche from the IW think tank in Cologne.
The southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, well-known for its car industry, is the backbone of the German economy. Is it ready for the future? Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to find out.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has been welcomed in Berlin ahead of talks with Chancellor Merkel. Modi said the visit would "open a new chapter" in the countries' strategic partnership.
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