Investment, factory output and retail sales grew less than most analysts had expected in August, suggesting China's surging economy is losing some steam.
China is experiencing its weakest economic growth since the global financial crisis of 2008. Since the root causes are homemade, this is not an insurmountable problem, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
A slowdown in the German economy in the third quarter has raised recession fears. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier thinks a package of tax cuts and other measures are needed to shore up future economic growth.
The US has a new strategy for Africa to counter China and Russia. Rather than roll their eyes at the new scramble for the continent, Africans should see it as a chance to get the best deal for themselves, analysts say.
The European Central Bank looks has removed a key pillar of its support for the euro area economies. At their final policy meeting this year, ECB governors announced the end of their bond-buying program.
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