Europe's once mighty steel industry is down for the count, because it cannot compete with low-cost producers in Asia. The Liepaja steelworks in Latvia closed down leaving 3,000 workers out of work.
The German startup sector pales in size and clout to the industries that traditionally steer the economy, from carmakers to steel producers. Yet what they lack for in size, startups make up for in promise.
Overproduction in key industries is damaging both China's economic sustainability and foreign trade relations, a new report has warned. Now is the time for big reforms, it urges, supporting a shift in investments.
A gigantic solar power complex on the edge of the Sahara has gone online, boosting the North African nation's renewable energy goals. But a former dream of exporting this clean power to Europe is still a long way off.
Robots have descended upon the world's largest industrial fair by the hundreds. But the big question that reverberates through the trade floor is this: Will fellow robots steal my job?
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