Professions are changing dramatically thanks to digital technology. In many areas, Germany is lagging behind – in others, it's playing a pioneering role.
A new study by the Bertelsmann Foundation has shown that many Germans are concerned about the long-term impact of globalization. Many feel that the domestic economy needs better protection from foreign competitors.
The gap between the rich and the poor has been widening in most countries. Economists are analyzing the potential consequences, among them pundits at the IMF which is holding its spring meeting in Washington this week.
Germany's leading economic institutes expect the economy in Europe's powerhouse to expand slightly more than previously forecast. At the same time, experts warned of some trailing off in the mid-term.
"Let others invent" was the Spanish slogan for a long time. However, the Spaniards are taking an unlikely lead in the latest digital revolution, becoming a focal point in Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things.
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