Despite a global slowdown, Germany's exports did well in 2016 with the Federal Statistics Office announcing record results. It's unclear though if this will continue, if the US goes ahead with its protectionist policies.
Fresh data is showing that rebounding exports and rising business investments were the main drivers of growth in Europe's largest economy over the summer, confirming Germany's robust expansion.
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 US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran's elite Quds Force.
Polish coal trader Weglokoks is due to get its first ever shipment of US coal after Donald Trump has promised Poland’s pro-coal government US energy. The move comes as 19 nations signed a coal phase-out deal.
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