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KfW IPEX exec: No sign of the good times returning

China's role as the global growth engine driving prosperity was a one-off affair, says Carsten Wiebers, head of maritime business for German KfW IPEX-Bank. For world trade to take off, the world's poorest need a bigger share of global wealth, he says.

Photo: KfW Bankengruppe / Thomas Klewar

HAMBURG

After a day full of speeches about robots, 3D printers and unmanned vessels, participants at the Maritime Future Summit in Hamburg were abruptly yanked back into the present by Carsten Wiebers, head of maritime business at German KfW IPEX-bank.

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