The huge German trade surplus looks set to remain an international bone of contention in 2014. As the world economy recovers, Germany will export more in the coming year than ever before, a trade association estimates.
Germany's blue-chip Dax index and the euro have pared early losses suffered after Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a coalition government failed. But political uncertainty in Europe's biggest economy remains.
An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multibillion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts also see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
DJs like Felix Jaehn, Alle Farben and Paul van Dyk are superstars of the scene. They regularly top the international charts and headline dance festival line-ups around the world – and are Germany’s No. 1 music export!
Germany exported significantly more goods in August than it imported as the country’s economy continues to show all the signs of powerful growth in the third quarter, easing fears about a strong euro impacting trade.
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