Handelsblatt's chief economist offers a round-up of the week's economic news, including the Social Democrats' election tax plan, Brexit and the ECB's warning of Trump's policies.
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Whether they fled the Nazis or lost their homes after WWII, many Germans had first-hand experience of exile. Germany should remember this and act accordingly, historian Jörg Später writes.
A Handelsblatt investigation finds the balance sheets of DAX companies full of debt. The US has issued arrest warrants for five former VW managers and developers. Germany's interior ministry seeks increase internet surveillance.
American hawks look to avenge Otto Warmbier's death at the hands of North Korea. The EU's moves forward with plans for a common defense force. OPEC slows oil production, but the price for a barrel of crude remains low.
France’s economy is stronger than Germans think. Which is why Emmanuel Macron has a good chance of pushing through much needed economic reforms, argues Christian Rickens.
Germany should look beyond the narrow Americanism extolled by the US president and instead focus on the wider country with which it shares so much.
American triumphalism is back. France and Germany develop a common vision for Europe. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble receives Henry A. Kissinger Prize.
A domestic semiconductor industry is as important as roads and ports for a strong economy, so the government is right to offer state support, writes Handelsblatt's technology editor.
Helmut Kohl’s quality of statesmanship far outstrips that of today’s world leaders, says the former head of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.
The American military down a Syrian warplane after it allegedly dropped bombs near American fighters. Meanwhile, Germany's Martin Schulz proposes moderate tax reforms.
German carmakers thought they had reached a compromise with China over e-cars but may find themselves possibly facing heavy penalties, writes Handelsblatt's China correspondent.
Government officials love to praise the industrial economic engine, but energy-intensive industries are suffering under Germany’s climate-first policies.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl may have died but his vision of uniting Europe is still alive, just. Emmanuel Macron's electoral victory may give it new life.
Take a break from worrying, says Andreas Kluth, our editor-in-chief. When you look closely, mankind is so good at innovating that almost all our problems seem solvable.
Instead of chasing Google or Facebook, Germany should take the best of its innovative Mittelstand and combine it with a homegrown startup scene.
Central banking authorities need to recognize that they can no longer act alone, writes Handelsblatt's head of monetary policy.
Handelsblatt's chief economist offers a round-up of the week's economic news, this week focusing on some conflicting – but promising – numbers from the labor market.
Greece has been approved for a new €8.5 billion loan. Donald Trump is now being investigated for possible obstruction of justice. Tim Höttges of Telekom is the best speaker among DAX chief executives.
Forget political disruptions such as populism – real radicalism can only be achieved through the tried and tested route of democratic discourse and compromise.
It's time for those leading carmaker Opel to wake up and smell the French roast, argues Handelsblatt's chief markets and companies correspondent.
The televised White House Cabinet meeting took on comic overtones. The Liberal leader Christian Lindner says the German economy is "on drugs."
By courting Poland and Romania, does the US president hope to split Europe into “old” and “new” as Donald Rumsfeld once did?
A summit in Berlin this week is focusing minds on Germany's innovative digital policies. But it also serves to highlight some gaping holes.
Why, on second glance, it might make sense to prop up Air Berlin, despite its years of struggle, says Handelsblatt’s correspondent.
French President Emmanuel Macron is leading a quiet French revolution with a landslide victory ahead. British Prime Minister Theresa May's political life is crumbling.
Theresa May’s elections failure puts Brexit negotiations under pressure, a British-German lawmaker in the Bundestag writes.
The private equity sector revels in an unprecedented glut of funding, but there could be a rude awakening down the line, a Handelsblatt finance correspondent in Frankfurt writes.
Emmanuel Macron's party is set for a landslide victory in France's parliamentary elections. British Prime Minister Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet after a bruising defeat.
Handelsblatt's London correspondent sees no way around new elections in the UK.
In a post-political age, we face a choice between the clash of civilizations and tolerance of abhorrent practices abroad. Instead, the threats facing our planet demand universal solidarity and cooperation.
Her first visit to Mexico will see Angela Merkel walking a fine diplomatic line. But this is also an attempt to gain support for her potential new role as leader of the free world.
As Britain and America become less appealing to footloose talent around the world, Germany is looking better and better. The implications are profound, as our new edition of Handelsblatt Global Magazine describes.
Campaigning for German elections is ramping up. But so far, politicians’ promises are more about superficial change than any grand vision for the nation's future. And that is perilous.
Handelsblatt's chief economist offers a round-up of the week's economic news, including some promising jobs figures and a surprise court defeat for the government.
Over-eager accusations of anti-Semitism harm the fight against it – the Israeli government should take note.
Political change in France means the time is right for cooperation on the EU's toughest issues, including a real restructuring of the euro zone and common energy infrastructure, writes Siemens' chairman.
The snapshot UK election delivered a shock setback for Prime Minister Theresa May. James Comey's explosive testimony puts Donald Trump under pressure.
A sign of strength or weakness? Two authors from Handelsblatt’s sister publication Die Zeit put forward opposing views on Germany’s current account surplus.
When Angela Merkel says Europeans can’t rely on anyone anymore, it’s actually an appeal for Europe to rely on Germany.
With economic growth no longer automatically benefiting individuals or their communities, we need to strike a new balance between business and society.
Since the outset of the global financial crisis, central banks have become politicized. A return to business as usual doesn’t seem to be on the cards, writes Handelsblatt’s monetary policy correspondent.
The British public goes to the polls tomorrow in a time of terror. Trump takes the credit for the rift with Qatar.
It's time for the European Central Bank to begin reversing course on interest rates, argues the president of the German Insurance Association.
Germany is set to withdraw its troops from a key base in Turkey. Theresa May toughens up on terror after the latest London attack.
Angela Merkel's beer tent speech wasn't a call to end the trans-Atlantic alliance. It was a call to strengthen Europe, writes Germany's former foreign minister.
Andreas Kluth, our editor-in-chief, reflects on the true “special relationship” since 1945, and worries that it might end.
The chancellor's unexpected statement about European self reliance last Sunday in a beer tent left many listeners guessing.
Handelsblatt's chief economist discusses Mario Draghi's inflation surprise, Germany's buoyant jobs market, and why Donald Trump might be right about Germany's trade surplus.
The European Union faces existential dangers and must undergo a radical reinvention process in order to save itself, writes billionaire investor George Soros.
When it comes to climate questions, American isn’t first but last: Our weekend feature “American Rupture” describes the growing chasm between Trump and the rest of the world.
Strengthening Europe means increasing defense budgets, writes a Handelsblatt politics correspondent.
Donald Trump is set to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. Angela Merkel's tough stance on Trump's government is deemed correct.