Online platforms now offer every service imaginable – from cleaning to online tuition. Critics argue that such on-demand websites are wrecking the achievements of the social market economy, while those in favor praise the new freedom they bring.
Anyone who has traveled by rail in Germany knows there is a huge disconnect between reputation and reality when it comes to punctuality and service. DW looks at who is to blame, and what can be done to fix it.
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.
Talks on the NAFTA trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada have stalled over the US insistence a rewritten deal reduces the US trade deficits. Washington has vowed to withdraw unless its demands are met.
A raft of fresh economic data from Germany is showing that businesses are doing better than expected, benefitting from higher demand at home and abroad, and setting the economy on track for further expansion.
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