Worldwide "Made in Germany" has long been synonymous with quality, and this year was no exception. As the export industry continues to run at full steam, the euro crisis still has not kept up with the Germans.
Sigmar Gabriel is about to tour the Middle East with an entourage of businessmen. Back home, new government documents have now revealed exactly how many weapons Germany has sold to Middle East nations in the past decade.
Managers' confidence in the German economy has risen as exporters take advantage of favorable conditions. It was yet another positive sign for the strength of Europe's largest economy.
At the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, Premier Li Keqiang stressed that China is facing an economic reboot, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
It is a miracle that German companies have once again managed to achieve record exports as politicians have been continuously throwing a spanner in their works, says DW's Rolf Wenkel.
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