Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Alstom warns Europe could block Siemens deal

By BLOOMBERG
PARIS • Alstom SA and Siemens AG’s planned rail merger appeared to be increasingly in danger of collapse, with the French company warning ...

Euro-area unemployment falls to lowest in a decade

FRANKFURT • Euro-area unemployment unexpectedly fell to the lowest level in a decade, indicating that slower economic growth hasn’t yet derailed the labour ...

China increases US patent holdings to 12%

WASHINGTON • Chinese inventors received a record number of US patents in 2018 and are on pace to overtake Germany in the No 4 position of top recipients, ...

End of an era as Germany’s last black-coal mine closes

BERLIN • Germany will close its last black-coal mine today, turning the page on two centuries of mining history in the Ruhr region that helped fuel the ...

Will Merkel leave Germany fit for the future? Probably not

FRANKFURT • Angela Merkel’s play-it-safe approach to running Germany’s economy sidelined major initiatives, leaving a growing list of challenges for the ...

ECB heads for crunch time after holding its nerve on the economy

The Governing Council is just days out from its Dec 13 meeting, when it will probably call time on one of its major crisis tools
ZURICH • European ...

France and Germany cut bankers some Brexit slack

by LIONEL LAURENT
Just what does a no-deal Brexit look like? Everyone is bracing for it — some even talk of stockpiling food and medicines — but nobody ...

HSBC is building new team to fight for Germany’s super-rich

By BLOOMBERG
FRANKFURT • HSBC Holdings plc is pushing further into Germany. The lender seeks to expand its private banking business in the country, ...

Germany targets Brexit bankers for Frankfurt

FRANKFURT • Germany will lure thousands of nance jobs to Frankfurt from London after Britain exits the European Union (EU) — if the country’s Finance ...

Euro-area economy cools, Italy stagnates

FRANKFURT • The euro-area economy unexpectedly grew at its weakest in more than four years and a measure of confidence hinted at a more protracted ...

Germany signals military sales to Saudi on hold

By BLOOMBERG
BERLIN • Germany signalled it’s suspending exports of military equipment to Saudi Arabia pending investigations into the death of ...

Germany Inc thrives in China even as Trump trade war escalates

An investment push is bringing the countries closer together in spite of — and because of — rising trade tensions with the US
By BLOOMBERG When ...