The last century was extremely destructive. On average, about 15,000 people died every day as a result of conflict. By comparison, conflicts in this century have resulted in an average of 300 deaths per day. What are the contributing factors?
Unfazed by an escalating trade conflict between the US and China, German companies were able to log strong export figures for August. But there are no guarantees it will remain so rosy for the rest of the year.
Rising debt, US interest rate hikes, but above all simmering trade conflicts will take their toll on Asia's growth prospects next year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said in an update of its regional outlook.
China's trade dispute with the United States is pushing it closer to Japan. It might not be easy, but Tokyo can no longer blindly depend on Washington, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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.
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