A major trade conflict between the world's top two economies, uncertainty over Brexit and divisions with the eurozone: 2018 was a tough year for the global stock market.
If Brexit is one day to be seen as a success for Britain, the country’s economic ties with India would need to flourish in the years ahead. But the EU’s relations with both countries will overshadow everything.
Beijing and Berlin have signed agreements to boost cooperation in the banking and insurance sectors. A trade spat with the US has left China looking for other trade partners.
Despite Washington's efforts, China's trade surplus with the US grew by more than 17 percent in 2018, according to data provided by Beijing. US exports to China grew by less than one percent last year.
DW spoke with economist Yukon Huang about common misconceptions over the US-China economic rivalry, and how both sides are only trying to save face while not addressing core problems that will take many years to solve.
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