Thyssen-Krupp and Turkey are jointly bidding to build submarines for Indonesia, Handelsblatt has learned, at a sensitive time in German-Turkish relations.
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Donald Trump may be shaking things up in the United States, but a new survey shows U.S. companies are feeling uncertain about Germany as a business location, too.
Customs officials are looking into suspected shady dealings of imported solar modules across Germany, resulting in more than €100 million in tax evasion.
When Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart speaks to shareholders on Friday, he’ll be able to report on another banner year for the tire and auto parts manufacturer.
An increasing number of proposed diesel vehicle bans in European cities is worrying German automakers who are already struggling to lower emissions from their cars.
The world's oldest drug company has delivered solid growth through acquisitions, but needs to prove it can still expand once the tills stop ringing.
Donald Trump's public comments on protectionism have alarmed many companies, but the head of Germany's industrial giant Siemens is mainly sanguine.
Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan says Germany could play an important role in the kingdom’s efforts to transform its economy and kick its dependence on oil.
According to a report from the Austrian Ministry of Defense, the Viennese public prosecutor's office is investigating serious fraud at Airbus.
For the moment, Alitalia can still afford to start its engines. The Italian government doesn’t want to let the airline fail. However, nationalizing the airline is still out of the question.
Size matters in the mail business, and Germany’s Deutsche Post has been enjoying a comfortable lead as the world’s biggest player. But can they maintain it?
SAP manager Christian Klein is on a mission to lower costs as the softwaremaker expands its cloud-based offerings in competition with US rivals Oracle and IBM.
With Alitalia on the verge of bankruptcy and Air Berlin set to post another year of devastating losses, their major shareholder, Gulf-based airline Etihad, is on the verge of a crash landing in the European market.
With its purchase of US generic drugmaker Akorn and a move into non-patented biotech drugs, healthcare giant Fresenius hopes to save billions at the same time as tapping into a new market worth tens of billions.
Germany’s best-known startup incubator posted a €565 million loss in 2016. The e-commerce company is putting on a brave face, but it might not be enough to prevent investors from jumping ship.
Sporting goods maker Puma, long the poorer cousin of German rival Adidas, has turned itself around in recent years, partly thanks to a canny sponsorship deal with top German soccer side Borussia Dortmund.
RWE’s earnings are unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future because there’s no prospect of an increase in rock-bottom electricity prices. Fortunately, the power company can plug into its valuable green energy unit unit Innogy, floated last year and enjoying stable earnings.
It trains youngsters in relevant skills and lowers youth unemployment. But can dual education be exported to other cultures?
Greece is set to sell a two-thirds stake in the country's second-largest port of Thessaloniki to a German-led consortium. The sale is a key part of the country's current international bailout.
Studies show Germany is at risk of losing its lead in the race to adopt the fourth industrial revolution. The country will launch a new index to help companies gauge how well they are prepared for the era of smart manufacturing, and how they can benefit from it.
Rocket Internet was once Berlin's wunderkind and answer to Silicon Valley, but the startup incubater has struggled to gain liftoff. After posting constant losses in online retail, it's now hoping for a new win in the business-to-business market.
Siemens, GE and and other industrial groups should brace themselves for tougher competition from Swiss rival ABB. After three years of restructuring, its CEO tells Handelsblatt he's ready to reenter the fray.
In an on-stage discussion at Harvard University’s German-American Conference, Siemens boss Joe Kaeser talks to WirtschaftsWoche Editor Miriam Meckel about jobs at risk through digitization and why his company is investing hundreds of millions in training employees for the digital age.
Long viewed as the assembly line of Western companies, Poland now seeks to step up its design game and hold its own within the digital revolution.
Starting this month, licenses will be issued for prescribing cannabis in Germany for medical purposes. Several businesses are hoping for a chance to grow the cash crop.
A letter sent by Klaus Kleinfeld to an activist investor cost the former Arconic CEO his job. While Arconic's future course remains uncertain, Mr. Kleinfeld is rumored to already be fielding new offers.
General Electric is banking on the up-and-coming business of industrial 3D printers, and is keen to invest heavily in Germany.
The US conglomerate is eyeing a new 3D printing division in Germany along with a €100 million investment in Bavaria.
Bank charges for cash withdrawals are riling up customers and now consumer watchdogs are suing their first bank.
Volkswagen, busy cleaning up its act, now seeks to boost e-car sales in order to meet tough new CO2 targets. The company is hoping a new setup for sales will help.
Chinese car makers are reviving old German brands - and developing their own - to cash in on the growing demand for premium models.
Most companies in German are doing away with bonuses, but supervisory board chiefs have no need to worry about taking a pay cut. Indeed, their new fixed salaries often exceed previous compensation packages.
Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea cream, has had another strong year, with big profits, growing margins and a stable dividend. But it still has some work to do in its adhesive tape business.
Tensions are riding high at Tesla Motors. Company founder and CEO Elon Musk attempts to assuage German employees from a walkoff after union threats.
The size of the stake or the timing of the transaction hasn't been made public, but the investment comes after a senior editor at the media firm took an advisory role with Uber.
The Shanghai motor show starting this week will herald an era of much faster-than-expected growth in electric cars. China, the world’s biggest auto market, will play a key role in readying the technology for the mass market.
Joaquin Duato, the head of Johnson & Johnson's global pharmaceuticals unit, says contrary to popular perceptions drug costs have risen modestly in the US while there have been virtually no increases in Europe.
Daimler presented its newly updated S-class at the Auto Shanghai motor show, but downplayed its slow progress on e-cars.
Volkswagen has exceeded expectations for its first quarter results. The company announced preliminary figures suggesting an operating result of €4.4 billion for the VW Group as a whole.
In an exclusive interview with Handelsblatt, the head of Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceuticals division said he expects growth to remain strong in spite of increased drug market competition and the possibility of increased protectionism.
The auto parts maker is forecasting a much faster transition to electric and hybrid cars than expected, as major automakers such as BMW, Daimler and VW boost their investments in the field.
Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, the newly-created venture capital subsidiary of Germany’s state-owned railway operator, will buy a stake in London-based geocoding startup What3words, aiming to improve its offering for corporate customers.
The bestselling automaker in German electric vehicles sales surprisingly isn't German at all.
The release of Tesla's first mass-market electric car could be compromised by a looming dispute with German employees.
The software company has made the best of Steve Singh's departure by restructuring the board.
As the merger between industrial gas suppliers Linde and Praxair runs into trouble over job cuts, Linde chairman Wolfgang Reitzle is willing to risk all out war on the supervisory board to push the deal through.
The chemicals sector has enjoyed two decades of growth, boosted by demand from China, but in future growth must come from elsewhere.
The German chief executive of the industrials giant Arconic will step down after clashing with activist investor Elliott Management.
Ferdinand Piëch changed the modern automotive industry like no other, making billionaires out of millionaires. Yet he celebrates his 80th birthday having recently left Volkswagen in disgrace. A lookback at the Godfather of German cars.
The European tech sector is catching up with Silicon Valley, attracting billions of capital. The EU may end up leading the way in unlocking the Internet’s true economic potential as the US pursues backward-looking policies, an Internet communications expert writes.
Brexit and new opportunities for corporate business has American law firms flocking to Germany. Some are paying top dollar to lure the best talent from local firms, but that strategy can also backfire.
Germany's switch to sustainable energy sources has failed to date. Electricity is too expensive, not particularly green and taxes have the country up in arms. The celebrated energy transition urgently needs a refresh.
A new drug to fight cancer could finally bring Merck, and its U.S. partner Pfizer, a new billion-dollar product – if Donald Trump and German politicians play along.
Can team buses protect against explosives? The attack on the Borussia Dortmund team raises the question. But the answer is not so simple.
Smartwatches may now dominate the low-end market, but the co-chief of Swiss watchmaker Chopard believes the luxury sector is a nut that companies such as Apple cannot crack.
Digitalization is revolutionizing farming, with apps and data replacing tractors and plows. Seed producer Monsanto, currently being bought by German chemicals giant Bayer, is leading the pack but the race to a digital farming future is heating up.
Up until recently, online giant Amazon was the horror of all storefront retailers. But this could be changing. More and more, Amazon is working with local shops in the real world.
Mercedes is growing three times faster than BMW so far in 2017. But the risks are also rising and BMW is preparing to counterattack.
After 45 years at the helm of the company that has become Europe’s largest chain of optical shops, founder and chief executive Günther Fielmann is staying put. His son will have to wait until the summer of 2020 before he can take over.
Budget airlines such as Ryanair have launched an all-out assault on the German market. This is posing a threat not just to flagship carrier Lufthansa, but also to its home airport of Frankfurt.
The German industrial giant and the Canadian transportation company are in talks to combine their train-making and signaling operations, according to Bloomberg. A successful deal would create a €10-billion joint venture.
Germany's formerly state-run mail company plans to take on carmakers by stepping up production of its StreetScooter electric van and selling it to consumers.