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DW Business Beyond — going beyond the headlines

DW's new video series offers deep dives into the most relevant cross-border business stories of today, guiding you through trade conflicts, supply chain challenges, global labor issues and the battle for tech dominance.

DW Business Beyond — going beyond the headlines

The world has been gripped by multiple shocks, from a surge in populism and trade barriers, to a global pandemic and a war in Europe. Globalization appears to be in retreat. In this edition of Business Beyong we ask if the world is experiencing the dawning a new economic era.

The globalization backlash: A new world economic order?

The world is on the brink of a global food supply crisis. In the latest Business Beyond we explore how we got here and what can be done to prevent a starvation catastrophe.

Global food crisis: A world going hungry? | DW Business Beyond

There are just a few thousand billionaires in the world. But their number is rising. And combined, they control a vast chunk of the entire wealth of the planet. In this edition of Business Beyond, we'll look at what it takes to become a billionaire in countries that churn out the highest number of ultra-wealthy individuals. And we'll ask a key question: should billionaires be allowed to exist? 

The billionaire class: a threat to democracy? | Business Beyond

In this edition of Business Beyond, we will look at how the global arms trade functions and consider the question: how much of the global export of deadly weapons and sales is about profit, rather than security?

Making a Killing: Who Profits from the Global Arms Trade?

Inflation is a major challenge facing many parts of the world during 2022. Economic recoveries, unorthodox government policies and diplomatic tensions are all responsible for surging prices. In this edition of DW Business Beyond we explore the impact inflation is having in the United States, the eurozone, Turkey and Kazakhstan.

Inflation worldwide: Why things are getting more expensive

Energy prices have surged as countries confront oil, gas and coal shortages. In this episode of Business Beyond, we look at some major factors behind the energy crunch, from the role of green policies to Russian gas politicking and Chinese demand.

Who's to blame for the energy crunch?

Housing markets around the world are in uncharted territory. In many cities it has never been harder to find a home, with properties in short supply and rents at record levels. In this edition of Business Beyond we visit some of the housing crisis hotspots: Berlin, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Vancouver, New York, Dublin and Tokyo. Are we too late to prevent a global housing disaster?

Global housing crisis: Are we heading for disaster?

Europe's biggest economy is bracing for a new era of leadership, but various challenges lie in wait for Germany’s next government. Meeting these challenges would allow the country to hold on to its position among the world’s top performing economies. but failing to master them would jeopardize its prosperity.

German elections — is economic prosperity at stake?

The number of businesses falling victim to ransomware attacks each year is snowballing. In this Business Beyond we'll look at how the hackers make their money and how much a victim stands to lose.

The cost of ransomware: How much are hackers making?

The rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin initially spooked central banks. Concerned about what adoption could mean for their ability to implement economic policy, they are now racing to create their own digital money.

Why central banks are racing to launch digital currencies

The Chinese government is tightening its regulatory grip around its tech titans — most famously, for Alibaba and its charismatic founder Jack Ma. That’s after more than 20 years of transforming the country’s digital economy.

Business Beyond: How China is tightening control of its tech companies

The former Trump administration in the US lauched quite a number of trade spats, not just with China. To what extent is that policy likely to change on Joe Biden's watch?

Business Beyond: Will the Biden administration end all trade wars?

As airlines prepare to get fully off the ground again after a painful pandemic, ther aviation industry sees a new battle of small vs. big and slow vs. fast.

Business Beyond: Aviation sees a new battle in the skies

The recent blockage of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given disrupted global trade flows. What has the incident taught us about the maritime sector?

Business Beyond: Shipping is no plain sailing

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is meant to carry gas from Russia to the EU, including Germany. But some in the West are afraid of an even higher dependence on Russian resources. How justified are these fears?

Business Beyond: Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as controversial as ever

The recent shortage of microchips has affected a lot of industries around the globe, not just the automotive sector. DW explores what has caused the shortfall and what lessons can be drawn going forward.

Business Beyond: Chip shortage impacts global production

November 2022 will see the World Cup in Qatar. There's a huge construction program underway in the country, and it's a very controversial one. DW takes a closer look.

Business Beyond: Qatar's controversial construction program

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