China is pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into its economy in a new effort to support growth. Some of it is going into roads and bridges and other big projects that will keep the economy humming. And some of it is going into eggs.
Expansion of the world's second-largest economy has cooled slightly, fresh figures from the national statistics office have shown. But there's no sign of instability as the Communist Party Congress is in full swing.
China is offering to buy a stake in Saudi national oil conglomerate Aramco directly, the Reuters news agency has reported. But whether the kingdom will play along is not clear at all as it weighs several options.
UK unemployment has sunk to a 42-year low, but rising prices mean lower real incomes. The labor market is good at creating jobs, but not so much at raising pay. And just when you thought Brexit couldn't get any better.
The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China will further strengthen President Xi Jinping's position. He wants to be seen to be as important as the reformer Deng Xiaoping, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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