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.
It's been a colorful week at the Hanover industrial technology fair. India, as partner country, has had a broad success with its Make In India drive. But some Europeans would rather resist the lion king.
Indonesia is hosting the World Economic Forum Asia. Its economy has been growing fast, and it now has the fourth-largest population in the world. Manuela Kasper-Claridge reports from Jakarta.
Germany's GDL train drivers' union has said it will hold multi-day strikes on passenger and freight trains this week which will cause severe disruptions to state-owned railway Deutsche Bahn's train services.
Last year, Germany again had a huge surplus of exports over imports. Strong exports are good, but they can also cause imbalances. We take a closer look at the pros and cons of Germany's controversial trade surplus.