Booming domestic demand in Germany is helping the national economy to weather the slowdown in foreign demand resulting from weaker growth in China.
Yet exports remain a pivotal factor in Europe's powerhouse, driven by an artificially low euro exchange rate. This page collates recent DW on Germany's and other nations' export figures.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has been criticized for pouring tea for his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and for saying there was nothing wrong with reinforcing Turkish tanks, despite human rights abuses.
US President Donald Trump has claimed China was caught "red handed" transferring oil to North Korean vessels. Beijing rejected the accusations, saying it is adhering to UN sanction rules imposed on the rogue state.
Recent discoveries show wine was first fermented in what is now Georgia, where it’s still made. Exports of it are on the rise — and not just to the EU. The former Soviet Republic is gearing up to become a new hub for trade between Europe and Asia.