Head of the foreign affairs desk, Handelsblatt
For the first time, women are being allowed to drive in Saudia Arabia. Mercedes-Benz, popular among females in the oil-rich Gulf state, expects to benefit from a flood of new buyers.
Jun 06, 2018 in
German relations with Saudi Arabia have been frosty for months, partly due to unfortunate comments made by a former foreign minister. Now Riyadh seems to have instituted a semi-official boycott of German companies.
May 28, 2018 in
America’s blacklisting of Putin's cronies is damaging business relations with Russia and could spell the end of the €9.5 billion gas pipeline to Germany. Even Chancellor Merkel cast doubt on Nord Stream 2.
Apr 11, 2018 in
Some Germans have defended Moscow over the spy spat, but they should see it in the context of the Kremlin's strategy of lies, confusion and sowing distrust, writes Handelsblatt's international correspondent.
Mar 28, 2018 in
Sanctions worked for Iran and they would work for Russia, so what are we waiting for, asks Handelsblatt’s correspondent.
Mar 20, 2018 in
After skillfully injecting himself into the Middle East thanks to the West’s inaction, the Russian president is now the region’s most powerful politician.
Feb 28, 2018 in
German banks shun investments in Iran amid Donald Trump’s bid to kill off the landmark nuclear pact with Tehran. In turn, German firms lose out to European competitors or Asian rivals.
Jan 17, 2018 in
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says that there is no indication Iran has not kept to its side of the bargain.
Jan 11, 2018 in
German diplomats are working to ease upset tempers following blunt, controversial remarks made by their boss, Sigmar Gabriel, and it's not the first time.
Nov 21, 2017 in
Donald Trump’s nationalism, isolationism and protectionism will have a profound impact on German business. It's time to find alternative solutions.
Oct 20, 2017 in
As a massive Russian military exercise gets underway in Belarus, many question how to deal with the threatening gesture. With a return to successful Cold War policies, argues Handelsblatt’s foreign affairs correspondent.
Sep 15, 2017 in
The US president has nothing but praise for Poland while mounting a threefold attack on Germany as he seeks to drive a wedge into EU solidarity.
Jul 06, 2017 in
Sigmar Gabriel will meet with the key players in the escalating crisis among Arab states, after blasting the Saudi-led coalition's treatment of Qatar.
Jul 04, 2017 in
The Polish economy is booming again, having taken a hit after the current right-wing government took power. But political uncertainty has investors worried.
Jun 19, 2017 in
German companies hope Iran's relatively pro-Western president Hassan Rouhani will win a fresh term in Friday's election so they can continue their tentative push into the lucrative market.
May 18, 2017 in