Marcel Fratzscher wants an America that keeps its open borders, engages in free trade and believes in international democracy.
The EU and Mexico have had a free trade agreement for 17 years, but have been negotiating a new one for the past 18 months. Following the most recent round of talks, hopes are high that a deal can be concluded next week.
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.
Opportunist second thoughts have emerged in Grimsby and Humber, England's seafood heartland, which voted 70 percent for Brexit. Its ports, critics of EU fishing rules, now want London to grant special free trade status.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has been welcomed in Berlin ahead of talks with Chancellor Merkel. Modi said the visit would "open a new chapter" in the countries' strategic partnership.
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