Morning Briefing Global Edition

Saying Uncle Sam

Uncle Sam
German banks don't want to get on Uncle Sam's bad side.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    • My Handelsblatt Morning Briefing Global Edition gives you an overview of the most important news from Germany and Europe – in a concise two-minute read.
  • Facts


    • Last night the Greek parliament adopted a new €5.4-billion austerity package.
    • Germany’s planned coal phase-out by 2045 is expected to cost €71.6 billion.
    • The German government has a 15-percent stake in Commerzbank, the country’s No. 2 bank.
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Hillary Clinton is readying for her likely showdown with Donald Trump – and attracting an unusual set of well-heeled supporters. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Democrat raked in $4.2 million from “Wall Street” donors so far; in March alone it was $344,000.

The more probable her nomination, the more Wall Street big hitters are jumping on her bandwagon – even some who had supported Republicans.


The summer blockbuster season is fast approaching in Europe and this year, a much-anticipated sequel has people lining up in Brussels, Athens and in the voting chambers of national governments across the continent: The Greek Debt Crisis.

Smoke bombs and tear gas flew last night outside the parliament building in the Greek capital as lawmakers narrowly approved a €5.4-billion austerity package including a round of pension cuts and sales tax hikes. That should encourage euro-zone finance ministers meeting today to approve billions in new emergency loans.


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