Following years of stagnation, Japan's economy is finally showing signs of growth. College graduates say they're optimistic about the future.
The two-day gathering in Argentina comes at a tense moment, just a few days before the US will impose higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and new US trade measures reportedly targeted at China.
Vietnam is hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which gives it an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. But convincing protectionists like Trump remains an uphill task.
The EU spent a tense week cajoling the US to step back from slapping tariffs on EU imports. Exemptions were finally granted at the last minute, saving face and avoiding a trade war, for now.
Germany's finance minister defended open markets after a G20 meeting in Buenos Aires. Officials from other countries also warned against protectionism ahead of planned US tariffs on steel and aluminum.
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