German fashion house Hugo Boss has posted its highest profits in the company's history - thanks to a steep increase in exports. It's another example of what makes Germany Europe's strongest economy.
About two dozen countries accounting for almost half of global exports impose "little or no enforcement" of foreign bribery laws, Transparency International report. The world's top exporter received particular criticism.
If you need a skilled tradesperson in Germany you may have to wait a long time, because while the sector is growing there is a shortage of workers. Refugees may be one solution to the problem.
Angola's President Joao Lourenco is in Europe to promote the country as investment-friendly. In Germany, he is not only seeking ordinary investment in agriculture, technology or construction. Lourenco wants war ships.
In the first half of 2018, German trade remained on a solid growth path. But is stagnation in July a first foreboding of a slowdown caused by mounting concern over US President Donald Trump's trade measures?
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