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Siemens and Alstom set for rail merger: report

Germany’s Siemens and France’s Alstom may be on the verge of merging their rail businesses, media reports suggest. It would come at a time when they are facing growing competition from China’s state-backed rival CRRC....

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Some Preliminary Thoughts on the ECB’s Capital Key

The ECB’s asset purchase program is constrained by the self-imposed guidelines. As it QE continues, the ECB seems to be bumping against some of these parameters. The situation is thought to be coming to a...

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Trade growth faltering in Germany and China

Two of the world’s biggest trading nations saw both exports and imports cooling lately. While Chinese trade growth in July slowed significantly compared with June, German exporters even suffered a surprise decline. According to fresh...

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Germany tightens takeover rules to shield ‘critical’ businesses

Foreign investors, especially from China, are keen on German know-how – even in sensitive areas. The German government is now seeking powers stop such takeovers to protect strategic industries. The cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel...

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How healthy is the Turkish economy really?

Despite ongoing political crisis, Turkey’s own statistical authority has given its economy good marks. German businesses are rejoicing, but experts remain skeptical. The Turkish economy grew five percent in the first quarter of the year....

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Euro Recovery Continues, Posts New Six Week High; Other Currencies Mixed

Growing confidence that Le Pen will not be the next president of France following the televised debate for which two polls showed Macron doing best has lifted the euro and reduced the French interest rate...

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Germany plans creation of ‘center of defense’ against fake news

Germany’s government plans to create a center to fight “disinformation” online ahead of next year’s elections, a media report has said. The move comes amid reports that fake news influenced the US election. In light...

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I’m in Awe of How Fast Deutsche Bank is Falling Apart

Deutsche Bank, with $2 trillion in assets, amounting to 58% of Germany’s GDP, one of the most globally interwoven banks, with gross notional derivatives exposure of €46 trillion, right at the top along with JP...

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Samsung TV data protection court case in Germany is a wake up call from the past

There’s no let up among German consumer rights organizations who want technology firms to respect privacy and data protection laws. This week, Samsung’s in the dock over one of its Internet-enabled TVs. Alas, we should...

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China’s road to high-tech supremacy

China wants to become a leading high-tech power by 2049. To achieve this goal, Chinese businesses are acquiring firms and know-how in the West. But many industry experts are concerned about the development. Chinese President...

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Self-driving cars may end gasoline era

By 2025, self-driving cars could lead to a steep decline in fossil fuels – and in personal car ownership. Smart electric vehicles will pick you up, drop you off, and mostly look after themselves. A...

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German companies hope for a bonanza in Iran

Iran has enormous pent-up demand for modernization of its infrastructure. Roads, water and power lines as well as housing badly need to be upgraded. But it’s an opportunity for foreign investors. Especially from Germany. In...