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.
A victory for the Yellow Vests in France - George Soros-funded university is forced out of Hungary - The far-right makes gains in Spain - Ireland advances the Occupied Territories Bill - Uncertain times in Mariupol - Boom and bust for Turkey’s construction industry - The Dutch clergy rally to prevent a deportation – The Dutchman who wants to change his age - An Italian man who's also a mother.
The collapse in Turkey's currency, forcing a surge in interest rates, has plunged the country's construction industry into recession. Construction, once the driving force of Turkey's booming economy, is in trouble, which could pose problems for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose more than 15 years of electoral success is built on rising economic prosperity. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
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.