• Wonkblog: Germany is killing its economy — and Europe’s, too

    This, from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, is incredible: The Kaiser Wilhelm Canal in Kiel is crumbling. Last year, the authorities had to close the 60-mile shortcut from the Baltic to the North Sea for two weeks, something that had never happened through two world wars. The locks had failed. Read full ...

  • G-20 finance chiefs call on Germany to make fiscal push

    Finance leaders from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies on Sunday stressed the need for flexible fiscal spending to help shore up global economic growth. While pointing to the importance of fiscal consolidation, the G-20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs assured: “We will continue to implement our ...