The global financial crisis has seen many nations sliding into a full-blown recession, accompanied by a sharp drop in spending. But some nations have managed to ride out the storm almost unharmed.
Germany has managed to stay out of harm's way, with the nation's gross domestic product rising at a moderate pace. This page collates DW's recent content on who has been or has not been affected by recession recently.
For decades, hundreds of small family-owned businesses and traditional artisans have formed the backbone of Italy’s economy. But with a prolonged recession and competition from Asia, many of those small companies have fallen on hard times. As Megan Williams reports, some are turning to high tech to help keep their traditions alive.
For years, Catalan independence campaigners have described their vision of a region ready to prosper after cutting financial ties with Spain. But the current political turmoil has shown that the economic impact of secession could be far less rosy.
Nigeria is Africa's most populous country and the continent's second largest economy. But amid tumbling oil prices Nigeria slipped into recession last year. Trade with Germany has also slumped. There's lots to discuss at the German-Nigerian Businss Forum.