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.
German business leaders have become more pessimistic about the medium-term prospects of the domestic economy, according to a monthly survey by a leading economic think tank.
Alfred Ritter heads Germany's second biggest chocolate company, especially known for its Ritter Sport brand.
As a long list of crises grows longer, Germany wants to make sure that the Balkans maintain economic and political stabilty and has invited their leaders to a summit in Berlin. Macedonia is a reminder of the pitfalls.
As South Africa continues its fight against a full-blown recession, analysts have debated different concepts of putting the economy back on track. DW asked economist Patrick Bond about his vision for the African nation.
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