The German economy relies heavily on financial support from the government – to the tune of €190 billlion, according to the IfW Kiel think tank. Many experts say that's too much, others insist it's necessary. Are subsidies a problem, or a solution?
Mechanical engineering has been a crucial pillar of Germany's export-oriented economy, but Chinese competitors are catching up fast, as DW's Zhang Danhong and Andreas Becker report from the Hanover industrial fair.
Jordan's King Abdullah has appointed a new prime minister amid ongoing public protests against IMF-backed economic reforms. The move comes a day after former premier Hani Mulki stepped down from his post.
After planned tax hikes and the abolition of bread subsidies caused massive protests, Jordan's government is being reshuffled. But that won't be enough to revive the country's foreign aid-reliant economy, experts warn.
European finance ministers are worried. They say the United States' big tax reform bill contains measures that would unfairly disadvantage European business and contravene global fair-taxation rules. Are they right?
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