Thomas Hanke is Handelsblatt's correspondent in Paris.
The demise of the A380 superjumbo marks the end of another grand European project driven more by pride and ambition than economic sense.
The European aircraft maker partners with US big data firm Palantir to make real-time choices on maintenance, fuel consumption and design improvements.
In a keynote speech in Berlin, the German finance minister banged the drum for planned reforms aimed at strengthening the EU. But the bloc remains divided ahead of a meeting next week.
European unity should be more than just a photo opportunity, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in an exclusive interview. But while France is more than willing, Germany remains reluctant.
The ambitious project for a fighter jet and weapons systems can’t get off the ground. Contractors are maneuvering for the lead role while Germans are wary of French dominance.
The no. 2 global aircraft producer picks the French head of civil aircraft to take over next year. As the company faces bottlenecks and corruption probes, Guillaume Faury will face turbulence ahead.
Despite President Macron’s efforts to liberalize the French economy, French companies are spending money, making acquisitions and conducting research and development next door instead.
Reform of the euro zone is a good solution to German fears of another costly downturn, François Villeroy de Galhau, head of France's central bank, tells Handelsblatt.
The verdict against Airbus earlier this month entitled the US to penalty tariffs, but the Trump administration prefers bilateral talks.
The threat of US tariffs, despite them being shelved for another month, is causing a worrying rift in Europe. France and Germany look to be pursuing different interests, leaving business worried about a trade war.