Christmasworld is the largest trade fair for Christmas articles in the world. In 2012 it attracted more than 31,000 visitors and was attended by some 900 exhibitors.
Germans spent more money than ever before on fair-trade products in 2014, a leading advocacy organization has said. Among the best-selling items were coffee and bananas, but also roses, flowers and cocoa.
In less than six months, Indonesia is going to be the Guest of Honour Country at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Goenawan Mohamad, chairman of the National Committee, talks to DW about his hopes and the major drawbacks so far.
As western sanctions imposed on Iran look likely to be lifted soon, German firms are hoping to reinvigorate traditional business ties with the oil-rich country. But a new rival has emerged, making a re-start difficult.
More optimism than tourists in Greece - Airbus grounds A400 transport planes - Trade in "fair" products expanding