Investors are pessimistic about the stablity of the US economy. DW asked Michael Burda of Humboldt University about the biggest challenges facing the world's largest economy.
Lebanon has billed the donor conference as a show of international backing for a country hosting more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees. For years, Beirut has struggled to draw investment for infrastructure projects.
The US central bank has raised interest rates by a quarter-point at its first policy meeting under Chairman Jay Powell and signaled more hikes are coming in response to tax cuts and higher government spending.
The planned US tariffs on steel and aluminum have not gone down well with the United States' trading partners. With trade tensions intensifying, will we also see a currency war to make things even worse?
Germany's economy will keep powering ahead this year, a group of economic advisers to the German government has said. The pundits appeared less optimistic for 2019 in light of increasing trade risks.
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