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Another week, another round of trade conversations

by Molly Wood Apr 27, 2018
This week European leaders met with President Trump, there's new numbers on the economy out ... let's break down the week's economic news.
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) during a joint news conference at the East Room of the White House April 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Trade to figure heavily in Merkel’s meeting with Trump

by Andy Uhler Apr 26, 2018
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with President Donald Trump tomorrow, just ahead of the May 1 deadline for averting the steel and aluminum tariffs the Trump administration announced last month. What is the German leader hoping to get from…

Top German court gives cities a green light for diesel restrictions

by Aaron Schrank Feb 27, 2018
Germany’s top administrative court today ruled that cities can now ban older diesel vehicles from high-pollution areas. Before Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal a few years ago, more than half of the new cars sold in Europe had diesel engines. They’ve been…

Angela Merkel's woes echo beyond Germany's borders

by Stephen Beard Dec 7, 2017
The chancellor is struggling to secure a ruling coalition. The EU could be affected.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political vulnerability coincides with French President Emanuel Macron's call for an overhaul of the European Union.
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Germany won't have a government anytime soon

by Kai Ryssdal and Shaheen Ainpour Nov 20, 2017
The German parliament still has not formed a coalition government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the presidential residence Bellevue Castle in Berlin where she met the German President on November 20, 2017 after coalition talks failed overnight. 
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Would you eat lunch at the bank of the future?

by Clare Toeniskoetter Nov 13, 2017
Banks introduce experimental features like cafes and co-working space to lure millennials back to branches.
This Berlin branch of Deutsche Bank hopes its co-working space and shared courtyard will lure in potential clients.
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German carmakers are slowly heading toward electric vehicles

by Stephen Beard Sep 28, 2017
Relying on old technology like diesel could prove fatal, an expert says.
Volkswagen is planning to spend 80 billion euros over the next decade on electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles.
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How Germany's election shake-up could change its economy

by Stephen Beard Sep 25, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun the long process of forming a new coalition government. Merkel won the largest number of votes by far in Sunday’s election, but millions of Germans defected from the mainstream parties and supported the anti-Islamic, anti-immigration…

Some Germans bridle at the widespread use of English

by Stephen Beard Sep 22, 2017
The ubiquitous use of the language in Germany is prompting a backlash.
 German flags fly over the Reichstag, seat of the Bundestag, on Sept. 4 in Berlin, Germany.
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Frankfurt readies for possible influx of London bankers

by Stephen Beard Sep 21, 2017
Frankfurt hopes to draw London bankers post-Brexit but some residents have concerns.
Europa Allee, a broad avenue in the center of the city, is one likely destination for the Brexit bankers. Luxury apartment blocks, hotels, shops and leisure centers have been springing up there for more than five years.
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