Germany's top economic forecaster believes that Europe's biggest economy bounce back from a 2012 downturn this year. Rising export orders from Asia may be one reason why.
North Korea's economy experienced its sharpest decline in two decades last year as international sanctions hit its mining and manufacturing sectors. Hard currency earning exports alone fell by one-third.
The EU and Japan have signed an unprecedented free trade agreement which will create one of the world's largest trading blocs. European Council President Donald Tusk says it is a "clear message" against protectionism.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is transforming Ethiopia at a breathtaking pace. Germany is already making plans to work closer with the country it regards as a strategic partner.
Business confidence among German managers dipped again in June, a forward-looking monthly barometer by the ifo think tank has shown. Current trade conflicts are not the only headache for executives.
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