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International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2017

With U.S. President Donald Trump threatening Germany and China with a trade war, Beijing and Berlin have begun searching for ways to tighten economic relations. But there is more dividing the two nations than uniting them. By Ralf Neukirch, Gerald Traufetter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Trade Tensions: Donald Trump to Get a Little German Tutoring

Trade Tensions: Donald Trump to Get a Little German Tutoring

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has said it is "very unfair" that Germany sells more products in the United States than vice versa. Now German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is traveling to the U.S. with a paper obtained by DER SPIEGEL. The message: Trade surpluses aren't really a problem. By David Böcking and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


The New Age of Protectionism: Trump's Attack on Germany and the Global Economy

The New Age of Protectionism: Trump's Attack on Germany and the Global Economy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 28, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to stimulate the American economy, but he has shown no interest in existing trade deals or in the basic rules of economics. It is a dangerous cocktail for German industry. more... Comment ]

Ballooning Surplus: Germany Prepares for Trade Conflict with Trump

Ballooning Surplus: Germany Prepares for Trade Conflict with Trump

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 25, 2016

Germany's current account surplus is higher than ever before and the country is concerned that it could become a target of US president-elect Donald Trump's ire as a result. Berlin is already making preparations for the possible conflict. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


The Boomerang Effect: Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard

The Boomerang Effect: Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 21, 2014

The United States and Europe last week announced the imposition of stronger sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. German industry may be among the losers. By Matthias Schepp and Cornelia Schmergal more... Comment ]

More Arrests: Greece Makes Progress on Arms Deal Corruption

More Arrests: Greece Makes Progress on Arms Deal Corruption

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 20, 2014

Greek prosecutors last week arrested two more people suspected of having taken bribes from German armaments firms during the last decade. The detentions are the latest in the country's intensified efforts to go after corrupt, high-ranking officials. more... Comment ]


Record Trade: German Exports Reach All-Time High

Record Trade: German Exports Reach All-Time High

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 09, 2013

German exports have hit a new record, reaching €99.1 billion in October. There is little reason for renewed criticism of German economic policy, however, because imports grew at an even greater pace. more... Comment ]

Surplus Debate: Berlin's Export Whining Shows Double Standard

Surplus Debate: Berlin's Export Whining Shows Double Standard

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 13, 2013

The European Commission is taking a closer look at Germany's export surplus and might punish the country. Economic leaders and politicians in Berlin are incensed, but Germany cannot dictate rules to the rest of Europe and then fail to stick to them itself. A Commentary by Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]


Economic Doghouse: Complaints about German Exports Unfounded

Economic Doghouse: Complaints about German Exports Unfounded

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2013

The US government and European Commission are complaining bitterly about Germany's hefty trade surplus and export orientation. But such criticism fails to consider how much the country's partners benefit from its competitive strength. By Alexander Jung, Christian Reiermann and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Lethal Exports: EU Riled by US Death Penalty Drug Controversy

Lethal Exports: EU Riled by US Death Penalty Drug Controversy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 10, 2013

The possibility that a common anesthesia drug may soon be used in the United States to execute death-row inmates is causing problems for European pharmaceutical companies. They worry the European Union may soon impose sanctions. By Charly Wilder more... Comment ]