China's slowing economy tops the agenda at the G20 conference in Shanghai. Global financial leaders are urging China to carry out structural reforms instead of relying on further fiscal stimulus to boost growth.
Vietnam is hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which gives it an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. But convincing protectionists like Trump remains an uphill task.
The head of the International Monetary Fund has praised Asian nations for their efforts toward economic expansion and poverty reduction. But she warned that an increasingly aging population might become a huge obstacle.
In an interview with DW, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati emphasized that compared to Europe, Indonesia's economy is benefiting from a combination of a young population and effective fiscal policies.
If the European Union continues to underestimate its bilateral economic and power relationship with China, it risks not being able to improve its position, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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