The German foreign minister is on a charm-offensive through Southeast Asia. Guido Westerwelle is seeking to strengthen ties with the world's fourth leading financial centre.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations works to drive economic growth as well as cultural and social development. The next major step in its goals will be the creation of a free-trade economic community in 2015.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany regularly asks US executives their view of Germany. They give the country top marks in almost everything: the big exception is Germany's energy policy.
Violence and sanctions have taken their toll on Sudan's image among European investors. Many don't want to do business with Khartoum. Now Sudan is trying to change that and is particularly looking towards Germany.
After ten years at the helm of Indian affairs, Manmohan Singh is set to step down as Prime Minister following the parliamentary elections in April-May. DW takes a look at PM Singh's political legacy.
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