The German government has received international criticism for being too stingy with its money. Economists say Germany needs to invest the current account surplus into the country to promote growth and prosperity.
The International Monetary Fund criticized Trump's tariffs plans and warned of their negative impact. The IMF also said by 2020 US economic growth will dip to lower levels than the White House predicts.
The mood among German investors took a deeper-than-expected slide in June, weighed down by concerns about the impact of an escalation in a trade dispute with the United States and political instability in Italy.
Barbados has been struggling with weak economic growth over the past decade, putting strains on its public debt and deficit. The ailing economy offers a cautionary tale for other small island nation states in the region.
After decades of conflict and land claims, Ethiopia said it fully accepts the terms of a peace agreement with coastal Eritrea. It has also partially opened its economy to foreign investors.
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