Beijing continues the policy of monetary easing, but its effects are less and less noticeable.
Global military spending has been gradually rising following a post-2009 low in 2014. It is now 76 per cent higher than the post-Cold War low in 1998.
Due to supply shortages in the crisis countries of Venezuela and Libya, the situation on the oil market is tense. The production cartel OPEC has cut production to stabilize the once-significantly lower oil price. Since January, the price of Brent has risen by more than a third.
German politicians are demanding a deadline for closure of the production of fossil fuel cars.
Independent reports are warning against underestimating the serious threat which emerged in the last few years.
Global economy has been extremely weak burdened with excessive debt since it has not recovered since the Great Financial Crisis.