Jens Münchrath reports on economy and financial politics for Handelsblatt.
Global business executives have grown much more cautious on prospects as uncertainties mount.
The CEOs of Germany’s three largest car companies will meet Donald Trump this week, hoping to prevent new tariffs and improve relations with a president who has explicitly threatened them.
Hopes that the elections will rein in President Donald Trump are likely to be dashed. A partial victory by the Democrats won’t stop Trumpism or change US policy, writes Handelsblatt's Jens Münchrath.
Insecurity is behind the European Union’s uncompromising stance in Brexit negotiations with the UK. For everyone’s sake, Brussels should soften its stance, a Handelsblatt correspondent writes.
Turkey is teetering on the brink, almost as if karma finally caught up to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Still, it is not the right for Europe to gloat about the power-hungry leader’s troubles, writes Handelsblatt’s Jens Münchrath.
As Italy awaited the nomination of a new prime minister, German lawmakers warned the country’s incoming populist coalition of “playing with fire.” Its policies pose a risk to the euro zone.
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.
New foreign minister Heiko Mass has indicated that Germany's policy towards Russia may be hardening in the light of Vladimir Putin's recent re-election and allegations of state-sponsored assassinations.
Instead of retaliating tit-for-tat in the trade dispute with the US, Europe should compromise with Donald Trump and win him over, writes a Handelsblatt foreign affairs correspondent.
Populists and autocrats were victorious around the world in 2017. For answers we turned to the American political economist Francis Fukuyama, who once thought it was all over.