While US President Trump tries to cut off the United States from globalization and Britain turns away from the EU, global trade carries on and is movely more nicely than expected. The IMF and WTO are set to increase their growth forecasts.
The world economy is growing fast and according to a respected UK economic forecaster, that is behind an improved British growth forecast. As ever though, the outcome of Brexit decides all.
Representatives of the 164 WTO member countries are in Buenos Aires for their biennial meeting. The odds of a breakthrough look grim against the backdrop of Donald Trump's 'America First' policy and discord over China.
The global elite is doing a lot of soul-searching at this year's World Economic Forum in Switzerland. But does globalization need to be fixed? And is Davos the place to answer such a question?
What's the role of Europe in a world torn between free trade and protectionism? A panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos took a closer look at what the European Union might have to offer. DW's Andreas Becker reports.
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