The global economy is topping the agenda World at the annual G7 summit in Japan. Heads of government from seven major industrialized nations want to boost growth - but can they agree on how to do it?
From Mitsubishi Motors to Kikkoman - over a thousand Japanese firms are celebrating their hundredth birthday in 2017. The development reveals much about Japan's history and economic base. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
G7 leaders are meeting with US President Donald Trump in Italy to press him on issues like terrorism and trade. Trump's stance on climate change has proven to be especially contentious.
Two of the world's biggest trading nations saw both exports and imports cooling lately. While Chinese trade growth in July slowed significantly compared with June, German exporters even suffered a surprise decline.
Japanese PM Abe's approval rating has dropped to record new low amid a growing scandal surrounding suggestions that he intervened with officials at the ministry of education on behalf of a friend. Julian Ryall reports.
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