As Europe struggles to climb out of the 2011 recession, countries in Asia are booming. Export oriented German companies benefit from that growth. And that's also good news for the Germany.
The world is a complicated place, but the immutable laws of international trade have often served to simplify it. That appears to be changing fast, and Germany is in the firing line as risks of a global trade war rise.
The future of work doesn't just interest workers. Germany still dreams of being better connected. Yet digitalization can be a curse and a blessing; global leaders need to be honest and fair.
The German government has raised its growth outlook for 2017. It said strong domestic consumption would increase growth and bring down a much-criticised trade surplus logged by Europe's powerhouse for years on end.
When the leaders of the world's most important and influential emerging economies meet, it's certain to grab global spotlight. But divisions and distrust among them make it hard to agree on common goals and interests.
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