German machinery industry sees big production drop this year
Orders were down 16% in this year’s first seven months compared with a year earlier.
Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers
The move was part of an effort to move away from “throw-away culture”
Germany to take stake in company working on virus vaccine
Companies are racing to develop a vaccine to end COVID-19
German government agrees national hydrogen strategy
Looking to produce it from excess electricity generated by renewable energy sources.
Germany angered by Shell refusal to dismantle old oil rigs
The dispute comes as Britain, where Shell has a major corporate presence, is in the process of withdrawing from the EU.
Can green investment help relaunch Germany’s economy?
Public pressure grows to address big issues such as global warming.
Canada joins new German-France ‘alliance’ that doesn’t include US
Chrystia Freeland offered Canada’s support for the Alliance for Multilateralism during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Dinard, France.
Via Rail places $989M train order with Siemens for key rail corridor
No Canadian content requirement; the German firm will build the trains at its North American headquarters in California.
German government urges automakers to pay diesel upgrades
Manufacturers favour giving car owners rebates to buy new vehicles over hardware upgrades to millions of diesel models.
Germany seeks to woo Americans amid rocky Trump relationship
Berlin has struggled to come to terms with Trump’s willingness to cast aside international agreements signed by his predecessors.
Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes
VW CEO says “growing protectionism also poses major challenges for the globally integrated automotive industry.”
BMW to make electric MINIs in China
The German automaker has formed a JV with Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motor.
German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case
Rupert Stadler is being investigated on suspicion of fraud and indirect improprieties with documents.
Germany gives Daimler deadline to submit fix for diesel vans
Automaker ordered to recall over 6,000 Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery vans last week for emissions violations.
Europe isn’t US ‘vassal,’ should trade with Iran: France
Governments scramble to save billions of dollars in trade after US re-imposes sanctions.
Trade war fears weigh on investor sentiment in Germany
Issue is of particular concern for an economy that runs on exports of automobiles and machinery.
Ford workers, others, on strike in German wage dispute
Further strikes are planned at BMW, Audi, Daimler and Porsche.
Canada’s push to eliminate coal power takes on US clean coal in Bonn
Coal power is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
German softwood imports up 10X in wake of US duties on Canadian industry
Prices are rising, making imports from sources in Europe and more attractive.
German factory production drops unexpectedly
Drop follows a 1.2% rise in May.
BMW to build electric Mini in England despite looming Brexit
Company said it has neither sought nor received assurances it would not be hit with border taxes when it ships parts to Britain.
German automakers’ shares fall on diesel emissions concerns
Newsmagazine report claims the automakers have colluded for years over diesel technology.
Germany checking Daimler cars amid diesel emissions probe
Daimler claims it is “behaving in accordance with the law.”
Germany fines 3 Volkswagen suppliers for alleged collusion
Penalties to the three suppliers total $11 million.
Bombardier Transportation cutting up to 2,200 railway jobs in Germany
Move is part of restructuring plans announced last fall to eliminate 7,500 transportation and aerospace jobs around the world.
Germany’s Siemens to cut 2,700 jobs as it modernizes IT unit
Changes include capacity for cyber security, expansion of platforms for data analysis.
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EU should consider trade complaint in US steel spat, German foreign minister says
German official says the US calculations contradicted WTO rules and were intended to protect US steelmakers.
German scientists test ‘artificial sun’ for ways to create hydrogen
Considered fuel of the future because it produces no carbon emissions when burned.
Mexico gets Trump’s trade ire: Japan and Germany get a pass
Trade tension is conflated with anger over illegal Mexican immigration.
Germany’s Merkel ‘not happy’ Pacific trade pact in danger
She made a wider plea for sticking to a multilateral approach in complicated times.
One still missing after BASF chemical plant explosion in Germany
Followed a fire in a pipeline between at a river harbour where liquids are unloaded from ships and storage tanks.