G20 joins IMF and World Bank spring meetings - China GDP growth slows to 6.7 percent - Asparagus calling
DW Business (04/16/2016)
Springtime in Germany means the countdown is on for the country's brief feast on a vegetable known as "white gold." The Germans' passion for white asparagus is celebrated in museums — and even by queens.
The gap between the rich and the poor has been widening in most countries. Economists are analyzing the potential consequences, among them pundits at the IMF which is holding its spring meeting in Washington this week.
German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has said he doesn't understand why domestic carmakers have been so slow to invest in the development and production of electric cars. He called it a big strategic mistake.
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