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China's exports fell sharply in December. Investment decreased, and the growth forecast for 2019 was lowered. But this is less a problem for China than it could be for Germany, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
Over nearly 10 years, the world economy has been growing by a moderate but steady clip. In 2019 though, risks such as Brexit, trade wars and higher interest rates could spell the end to an unprecedented economic boom.
It seems like bad news is springing up from many major economies. Although it's too early to talk of a doomsday scenario, the risks should no longer be ignored, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Japan and China are economic, political and military rivals vying for influence in the Asia Pacific. But Donald Trump's contentious policies are forcing them to put their rivalry aside and cooperate.
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