Things aren’t looking too rosy for Europe’s largest economy. Germany’s 2018 growth forecast has been cut amid an escalating trade skirmish between the US and the EU. The German economy is facing some headwinds this year.
A detailed study of competitiveness in the global economy ranks the US top of the 140 countries included. The report suggests that few governments have begun to plan for the impact of the fourth industrial revolution.
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.
The German government has lowered its forecasts for growth this year and next due to an increasingly tight labor market and risks associated with Britain's exit from the European Union and global trade disputes.
Chemistry postgrad Dayne Swearer talks about how he and his team are using light in their search for carbon-free fuels, a year after meeting DW at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. They could be onto something big.
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