Ralph Atkins

The US sneezes, and the rest of the world catches a cold. Or maybe not these days?

Germany’s current dynamism reflects the increasing strength of its trading links with fast-growing Asian economies. The region’s rising importance forms part of a marked change in German export shares in the past three “crisis years,” according to economists at Unicredit’s Munich office. The chart, showing changes since 2007, shows how dependence on the US has fallen. Read more

Decoupling? Asian economies discuss increasing intra-regional trade that is less dependent on exports to the West. Conflicting indicators from the US and warnings of bubbles in the UK Read more