Globalization and World Trade

Trade and investment, competition and social justice: current information and background on globalization and world trade

Topic of the week: Germany in figures

Global player

Germany is a major economic power. What is the source of this strength? And how does Germany fare in international comparisons?

The German State

What tasks are the governmental agencies and offices responsible for in Germany and in Europe? Here you will find links to the state, politics and democracy. And you can also contact public authorities and take advantage of services for the citizens.
China

“A major gain”

How the president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China views the investment agreement and what it means for Europe.
Asia

Vietnam now

Marko Walde, the delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam, explains why this Southeast Asian country is the ideal business partner right now.
Africa

Roadmap for more growth

Plans are for a massive free-trade zone in Africa. Africa expert Heiko Schwiderowski explains what this means for German companies and how far the plans have got.