The global financial crisis has seen many nations sliding into a full-blown recession, accompanied by a sharp drop in spending. But some nations have managed to ride out the storm almost unharmed.
Germany has managed to stay out of harm's way, with the nation's gross domestic product rising at a moderate pace. This page collates DW's recent content on who has been or has not been affected by recession recently.
Madrid is one of the hottest, driest cities in Europe. Like all of Spain, the metropolis is just beginning to emerge from a punishing recession, so it doesn't have a lot to spend on high-tech climate solutions. It's answer? To cover itself in plants - on walls, empty lots, and every meter of free space.
Africa's most developed economy is in trouble. South Africa is on the brink of a recession, credit rating agencies are considering downgrading it to junk status by year-end. And drama at the top is only making investors more worried. The country's finance minister Pravin Gordhan may end up a political casualty.