Made in Germany speaks with Stefan Kooths, director of the forecasting center at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy about economic conditions and consumer behavior in Germany.
While consumers in Europe's powerhouse remain confident about the domestic labor market, they are less likely now to make large purchases. Low interest rates and higher energy prices are taking their toll.
Scheduled air services carried "a new record" of 4.1 billion passengers in 2017, an increase of 7.1 percent over the previous year, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said, citing preliminary data.
With its latest decisions, the US Senate has given new impetus to the sanctions game between Russia and the West. But economics expert Daniel Gros tells DW how Russia's sanctions on the EU have failed to make an impact.
India is now an economic shining light among the five BRICS member states. For this reason, New Delhi should not leave the big stage entirely to summit host China, says DW's Alexander Freund.
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