Germany's overall trade surplus continued to increase this year. But in trading with other eurozone countries, its €300 million surplus turned into a €1.1 billion deficit in August.This means that Germany is in fact helping to reduce the deficits of crisis-struck countries like Spain and Italy.
A new OECD report on education in the world's top economies highlights the importance of higher education, which includes vocational schooling, during an economic downturn.
Ecuador says it will host Assange in its London embassy indefinitely, but the decision to continue supporting the Wikileaks founder could have negative repercussions for the Andean nation.
Karlsson responds to readers' comments on his translation of monthly changes to annualized rates in his previous post on inflation.