The German state is taking in more money than it's spending. Investments in schools and infrastructure are falling behind. Should the government invest more, even if it means taking on more debt? We ask the head of the DIW economic institute.
Even though the virus-induced global economic crisis is far from over, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) considers the downturn less severe than initially anticipated. But a quick recovery next year isn't assured.
The coronavirus pandemic will hit Germany's economy harder than any other calamity in decades, according to Economy Minister Peter Altmaier. An expert told DW that projections of recovery in 2021 were "wishful thinking."
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has been mulling an economic stimulus package, should Europe's largest economy slide into a full-blown recession. It would mark a departure from a policy of balanced annual budgets.
If Hong Kong's special trade privileges under US law were revoked, it would erode the city's competitiveness as an export hub and an international financial center, say experts.
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