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.
Germany's Siemens has posted disappointing figures for its most recent quarter. Though this was in line with company expectations, the engineering conglomerate has a more optimistic view of the year.
Low oil prices are a boon for most German businesses, cutting production costs and increasing profit margins. But the downside of the current oil slump is dwindling demand for German goods from oil-producing countries.
A Philippine official recently said the country no longer deserved to be branded the "sick man of Asia" given its fast economic expansion. DW speaks to economist Rajiv Biswas about what is driving growth in the country.
Despite concerns over the health of the eurozone German business confidence does not seem to be suffering. A closely-watched business index has logged a six-month high for Europe's largest economy in January.
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