The German economy is growing steadily. Germany has run up a record trade surplus, and consumers are making the most of low oil prices. Marion Hütter on the flourishing German economy and latent fears.
The European Commission has released new economic growth forecasts. Europe's major economies are expected to grow in the next two years — but at a slower rate than the Commission had previously forecast.
Prominent leftist politician Sahra Wagenknecht has launched a cross-party movement in Germany, but faces skepticism. She says a "crisis of democracy" has emerged because prosperity is no longer being shared among voters.
Central bankers around the world are puzzled by the lack of inflationary pressures despite decent economic growth. Some of them are now blaming the so-called Amazon effect for the phenomenon.
Global oil prices fell after the US-led airstrikes in Syria at the weekend, having spiked last week on fears Middle East tensions might escalate. Eyes now turn to how Syria's key sponsors, Russia and Iran, react.
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