Portugal's city of Porto is a shoemaking hub, with more than 1,500 companies employing some 40,000 people. As the COVID crisis has idled factories for weeks, owners are looking to innovations to ensure their survival.
The German government has said it will keep social distancing restrictions in place until June 29. European countries are easing lockdown measures as they gear up for the summer holidays. Follow DW for the latest.
Globalized supply chains have accelerated growth over the past decades but are proving fragile in the current pandemic. As companies assess the new risks emerging from globalization, safe supply is moving center stage.
Madrid and Barcelona, the Spanish cities with the highest COVID-19 death tolls, have partially relaxed their lockdowns. Meanwhile, Germany has seen its economy pushed into recession. Follow DW for the latest.
Despite the troubled global economic environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese government remains sanguine about the nation's economic prospects and sets an ambitious growth rate target for this year.
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