Donald Trump has made sweeping assessments about the state of the US economy and vowed to stop any more jobs from moving abroad. But how is the US economy really doing? Third quarterly figures have proven quite illuminating.
Strong vehicle sales in the world's most important car market have been essential in enabling German carmakers to end their third quarters on a positive note. Their dependence on China is expected to increase further.
German economic growth in the third quarter has beaten analysts' expectations as stronger investment propelled GDP expansion in Europe's powerhouse. Some pundits see a risk of the economy overheating.
An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning the Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multi-billion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
Germany's factory output fell by 1.6 percent in September — a bigger stumble than expected. The news is still good for Europe's largest economy though, with solid third quarter industrial growth overall.
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