Risks related to changes in interest rates must be taken into account early on, writes Andreas Dombret, a board member of Germany's central bank.
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The World Trade Organization may have been sidelined in recent years, but political changes worldwide could mean its resurgence.
The U.S. president won’t be tamed by the his democracy’s system of checks and balances, his fellow politicians or even pressure from Europe. It is his misguided, protectionist economic policies that will prove his undoing.
The government is looking into the consequences of right-wing extremism but the conclusion is already obvious, Handelsblatt's chief political correspondent writes.
Despite today’s stock market highs, political uncertainty in Europe, especially over the elections in France, is making investors take shelter in bonds. It’s a wise strategy, writes Andrea Cünnen.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are mystified at her silence, and worry she may have missed the boat on a counter-offensive: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser wants to control his new “fleet” like a holding company.
Donald Trump has set about attacking the established geopolitical system and has the power to cause serious damage to it. Americans must stand up to the threat and defend their democracy.
Germany needs to do more for its security, writes the chairman of the German parliament's foreign policy committee.
In the United States, complex financial regulations could perhaps be improved. But it is a delicate, difficult task – and possibly one for which the new U.S. president is unsuited, the author argues. Because the consequences of getting it wrong are huge.
Italy is navel-gazing once again. That could be very dangerous for the rest of Europe, writes Handelsblatt’s Italy correspondent.
Chinese conglomerate HNA recently acquired small piece of Deutsche Bank. Analysts believe this is just the start of Chinese investment in the local finance sector. There’s no need to be scared, argues the author. But neither should caution be thrown to the wind.
The surging popularity of SPD chancellor hopeful Martin Schulz is good for democracy and is energizing German politics: The world is coming unglued at VW unit Audi, too.
The E.U. is currently at a crossroads of liberal democracy, and upcoming elections will determine its future path, writes Belgium's former prime minister.
The blue-chip DAX grabs the headlines, but Germany's MDAX consistently outperforms it. The mid-cap index lists many of the country's silent global leaders – and no losers – writes Handelsblatt's leading companies correspondent.
The U.S. has demanded that all NATO members up their defence spending to 2 percent of GDP. But rather than starting a new arms race, it would be better to talk about upper limits for arms and joint security in Europe.
Is Germany’s trade surplus really that bad? Those demanding action need to come up with better reasons than simply referring to economic models, writes a leading German economist.
While Germany is flourishing economically, fears of social decline still abound. Social Democrat chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has seized on these fears through populist rhetoric, but that's a dangerous game.
Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz is steering his party back to its left-wing roots: Ulrich Weiss, the ex-head of engine development at Audi, wants his job back.
If the U.S. no longer wants to play a leadership role in global politics, then the European Union must take its place, argues Javier Solana.
In order to remain effective, the European Union must systematically establish a common identity, writes Henrik Müller.
The Social Democrats have presented a serious, new challenger for upcoming federal elections. But they are using the same old lines about social justice when there are more important things to talk about, writes a former economics minister.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman offered a surprising word of advice after the Kraft Heinz bid: Chief executives shouldn’t be “slaves to their shareholders.” Fire instead of finessing the truth is VW's new Dieselgate strategy.
Despite many unresolved issues, the Munich Security Conference marked a first step toward revitalizing the trans-Atlantic relationship. Chancellor Merkel will play a key role going forward, writes Handelsblatt’s editor in chief.