For almost a decade, the global economy has been fueled by low interest rates, which too many companies around the world have used to take out loans and issue bonds. But what if interest rates rise again?
China says it is prepared to offer help to Pakistan as the country battles spiraling economic problems. There are fears Islamabad won't be able to repay Chinese loans linked to Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative.
Emerging market economies and their currencies have come under severe stress in recent weeks, as rising US interest rates and trade fears prompt investors worldwide to shun their assets and move money to the US.
As global stock markets hit a rocky patch, many are asking if such volatility is a harbinger of worse to come or if this is just a natural market correction. DW looks at some of the key issues shaping the turbulence.
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.
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