Experts are always predicting things, but the predictions are usually more wrong than right. Still, prognoses are important for planning. And they also influence behavior.
In just three weeks time, Rwandans will go to the polls to elect a new leader. The candidates will soon start campaigning but the result is a foregone conclusion, writes DW's Isaac Mugabi.
The southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, well-known for its car industry, is the backbone of the German economy. Is it ready for the future? Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to find out.
Germany's economic research institute Ifo has raised its forecast for GDP expansion in the country this year and the next. The labor market should remain solid and trade surplus should increase, the think tank predicts.
The German government has set out its financial plans three months prior to elections. Its 2018 budget and longer-term financial plan until 2021 project some 15-billion-euro surplus, enough for voter-friendly tax cuts.
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