Strong domestic sales and high employment are boosting German tax revenues. German exporters are also doing well.
Germany's huge surpluses in global trade are not only part of US President Donald Trump's sharp rhetoric in his campaign against this country's exports. Now, even the IMF sees them as a reason for current trade tensions.
In the first half of 2018, German trade remained on a solid growth path. But is stagnation in July a first foreboding of a slowdown caused by mounting concern over US President Donald Trump's trade measures?
Denmark is set to build a fence along the German border in an attempt to keep out swine flu. Critics say it won't work, harms wildlife and may only be a symbolic gesture to cater to farmers and anti-immigrant sentiment.
The risk of becoming poor in Germany has reached a record high despite a thriving economy and a million job vacancies. Most at risk are recently arrived migrants, say trade union-affiliated researchers.
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