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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Economic honeymoon between China and Germany fades

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Berlin Once close trading partners, China and Germany are now rethinking their business relationship and shifting their focus to other markets Economic honeymoon fades for powerhouses As Xi Jinping prepares to make the first trip to Germany by a Chinese president in eight years, lofty goals to boost trade between the world's top exporters look out of reach, ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Germany's selfishness hangs over its weaker euro-zone partners

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown Germany's massive exports to the euro zone comes at the expense of its weaker partners and urgent change is needed to help bridge the gap Heroes and zombies The euro zone reads to some like a classic tale of two economies. Germany has the heroic plot, while the rest of the euro zone has all the makings of a horror story. The truth is that heroic Germany is deeply ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Germany, France help push Euro zone growth to 0.3pc in fourth quarter

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 01:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Capital investment and exports drive slightly stronger than expected fourth quarter growth Germany, France help push along EU growth Slightly stronger-than-expected growth in Germany and France pushed the euro zone's recovery up a gear in the fourth quarter and offered potential for a more robust 2014, albeit with risks. Data released yesterday showed ...

  4. Business - Economy - EURO ZONE CRISIS

    German court approves new European bailout fund

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 04:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Karlsruhe, Germany The euro zone cleared a key hurdle towards resolving its debt crisis on Wednesday as Germany’s top court approved a new European firewall ... financial burdens for Germany arising from the ESM were strictly limited to its share of the fund’s capital or 190 billion euros (US$244 billion).If the burdens were to be increased beyond ...

  5. Business - Economy - MONETARY POLICY

    Who's to blame for slack euro zone? Not Germany

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 11:44am by STEVE HANKE

    ... Steve Hanke Critics are quick to charge Germany's fiscal strength as the villain, but careful analysis points to monetary austerity The economic talking-head establishment has declared war on Germany. The opening shots in this battle were fired by none other than the United States Treasury Department, which had the audacity to blame Germany for a weak euro zone recovery ...

  6. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    China deals in Germany stuck in slow lane

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 04:50am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in Germany stuck in slow lane Chinese companies are interested in buying German companies, but this has so far failed to materialise into substantive deals, say analysts. "There is a difference ... said. In 2011, there were seven Chinese acquisitions in Germany worth €506 million (HK$5.36 billion), Heine said. This rose to 14 deals worth €2.3 billion, including the €324 million purchase ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Germany, France drag down euro-zone recovery

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt and Paris Germany, France drag down euro-zone recovery The euro area's nascent economic recovery lost momentum in the third quarter as growth in Germany slowed ... wouldn't expect any positive surprises for next year either. The good news is that the economy will grow, but definitely too slowly to significantly reduce unemployment." In Germany, GDP ...

  8. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Talk of minimum wage fuels job fears in Germany

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 03:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Merkel's government is likely to roll out policies that may put the current export boom at risk Talk of minimum wage fuels job fears in Germany Germany has once again become ... government to be formed is likely to introduce a minimum wage, a novelty for Germany and a move that both symbolically and in reality would herald the end of the tough wage restraint that has ...

  9. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    U.S. complains about yuan, lashes Germany

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 11:47am by AP

    ... over yuan weakness The US government has raised concerns about the value of the yuan but declined again to accuse Beijing of manipulating it. However, it had sharp criticism for Germany ... negotiations and could ultimately lead to trade sanctions. The United States criticised Germany for maintaining a large trade surplus throughout the euro-zone debt crisis. The report said ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Germany woos Chinese logistics firms

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Germany woos Chinese logistics firms The German government hopes to attract more Chinese logistics companies to invest in the country at a time when ... Alliance Germany, which has been established to foster more co-operation and pursue joint ventures between the two sides. "There are 10 to 15 negotiations between German and Chinese companies ...




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