The manufacturing sector in Brazil has contracted for the eighth month in a row. It's a key economy in the region, where a lot of European businesses have interests. A meeting held in Berlin was aimed at boosting investment there.
UK unemployment has sunk to a 42-year low, but rising prices mean lower real incomes. The labor market is good at creating jobs, but not so much at raising pay. And just when you thought Brexit couldn't get any better.
Let's suppose Bill "It's the economy, stupid!" Clinton was right, and citizens vote primarily based on the state of the economy. DW's Andreas Becker has a look at how the German economy is actually doing.
An expert commission has said investing more public money in infrastructure improvements would lead to a stronger German economy — and the government isn’t short of money. So what’s holding up needed investments?
An unstable government would be bad for Germany’s standing as a business location, says the head of Munich's Ifo Institute. In addition, the success of the AfD could exacerbate the economic problems in eastern Germany.
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