The Trump administration is considering tariffs on imported cars, citing national security concerns. If it happens, it endangers one of the most important German industries and could unleash a €20 billion list of counter-tariffs.
Economics ministers in Germany and France are readying for their next fight. At a meeting 10 days from now, the agenda will include the contentious issue of industrial tariffs with the US.
German owners of emission-cheating diesel cars suffered “neither losses nor damages,” asserts VW’s head of legal affairs. And as for paying damage claims filed by the carmakers' shareholders: Forget it.
Russia and the US have announced plans to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty and the Germans are fretting – and calling yet again for closer European cooperation on defense.
"Cell division" is how the CEO describes the conglomerate's slow-motion breakup, a bid to revitalize growth. But spinning off subsidiaries is no guarantee to lift performance.
While Berlin lawmakers try to lure Germany’s largest bank into a tie-up with Commerzbank, it emerges that Deutsche sought partners further afield.
Berlin has to address a slew of issues before it can eliminate the dirty fossil fuel as a power source.
CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer promised to better balance economic interests and environmental concerns. In a Handelsblatt interview, she also laid out her ideas for the EU and Brexit.
A group of lung specialists called for a review of current emission limits for nitrogen dioxide and particle dust. Car lobby groups, keen to halt a crackdown on diesel, embraced the dissenting statement.
Germany’s flagship lender may soon face an inquiry connected to President Trump and says it's cooperating with American regulators over its role in a Danish money-laundering scandal.