Money makes the world go round, they say. But for this to make sense, national currencies have to be recognized and trusted stores of value so that they can be traded among nations in foreign exchange markets.
Alongside classical forms of money, the rise of the Internet has also produced a rise in digital or virtual currencies with all their pros and cons. This page presents the latest DW content related to money and currencies.
Helmut Kohl, who died today aged 87, leaves behind an economic legacy which was, at times, controversial. He's respected as the father of the European Union and the common currency, the euro. However, his handling of the reunification of Germany was contentious, especially for East Germans who say mass unemployment and economic hardship.