Would it really make sense for the US to curb Chinese investment in "industrially important" industries? DW's Ben Fajzullin talks to the president of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Amrita Narlikar.
The sell-off of Chinese shares has continued as investors get increasingly worried about the long-term impact of the trade conflict between Washington and Beijing. A liquidity move by the central bank was not helpful.
Business confidence in German boardrooms has decreased marginally, the latest monthly index by the ifo research institute reveals. Despite the ongoing US-China trade spat, executives expect the drop to be short-lived.
The IMF has cut its global economic forecast for 2018 and 2019, citing above all rising import tariffs between the US and China. A fall in trade volumes and manufacturing orders could hit Germany particularly hard.
India and Russia have announced a major arms deal, violating US sanctions. Energy sector sources also say New Delhi will purchase 9 million barrels of Iranian oil. Both moves will test India's relations with the US.
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