Japan is hoping to win concessions on threatened US auto tariffs, which could be detrimental to the industry if they come about. Meanwhile Japan's economy grew more than expected in the second quarter
Germany is on track to record the world's largest trade surplus for a third consecutive year. The country's $299 billion surplus is poised to attract criticism, however, both at home and internationally.
There are allegedly differences within the Chinese leadership over the course of the trade dispute with the US. A consensus might be found at the traditional summer party conference in Beidaihe.
Japan's economy grew more than expected in the second quarter, helped by strong household and business spending and a recovery from an earlier contraction. But global trade tensions loom as a major risk to the outlook.
Recent diplomatic tension and harsh rhetoric have pushed Germany and Turkey apart, but the relationship is not completely shattered. On economic issues in particular, the two countries share common goals.
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