1. USA $663m / 2. United Kingdom $54m / 3. Canada $44m / 4. Australia $31m / 5. Germany $21m / Source: Statista
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Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to increase investments in infrastructure and other areas without sending the budget into the red. It may signal the start of a shift in monetary and budget policy.
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