News Manufacturing General Production
September 8, 2020  

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.

News Government General
June 24, 2020  

Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers

The move was part of an effort to move away from “throw-away culture”

News Government General
June 15, 2020  

Germany to take stake in company working on virus vaccine

Companies are racing to develop a vaccine to end COVID-19

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 10, 2020  

German government agrees national hydrogen strategy

Looking to produce it from excess electricity generated by renewable energy sources.

News Oil & Gas General
October 16, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2019  

Can green investment help relaunch Germany’s economy?

Public pressure grows to address big issues such as global warming.

News Government General
April 16, 2019  

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.

News Transportation General
December 12, 2018  

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.

News General
October 9, 2018  

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.

News Government General
October 3, 2018  

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.

News Automotive General
August 1, 2018  

Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes

VW CEO says “growing protectionism also poses major challenges for the globally integrated automotive industry.”

News Automotive General
July 10, 2018  

BMW to make electric MINIs in China

The German automaker has formed a JV with Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motor.

News Automotive General
June 11, 2018  

German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case

Rupert Stadler is being investigated on suspicion of fraud and indirect improprieties with documents.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 28, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 11, 2018  

Europe isn’t US ‘vassal,’ should trade with Iran: France

Governments scramble to save billions of dollars in trade after US re-imposes sanctions.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 20, 2018  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 1, 2018  

Ford workers, others, on strike in German wage dispute

Further strikes are planned at BMW, Audi, Daimler and Porsche.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
November 13, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
August 23, 2017  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Production
August 7, 2017  

German factory production drops unexpectedly

Drop follows a 1.2% rise in May.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
July 25, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Production Sustainability
July 24, 2017  

German automakers’ shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

Newsmagazine report claims the automakers have colluded for years over diesel technology.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
July 14, 2017  

Germany checking Daimler cars amid diesel emissions probe

Daimler claims it is “behaving in accordance with the law.”

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
July 13, 2017  

Germany fines 3 Volkswagen suppliers for alleged collusion

Penalties to the three suppliers total $11 million.

News Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
June 30, 2017  

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.

News Manufacturing General
May 11, 2017  

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.

Event General
April 17, 2017  

EMO Hannover – 2017

This global machine tool trade fair presented by the

News Manufacturing Metals Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General Operations Production
March 31, 2017  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General Technology
March 23, 2017  

German scientists test ‘artificial sun’ for ways to create hydrogen

Considered fuel of the future because it produces no carbon emissions when burned.

News Government Manufacturing General
February 13, 2017  

Mexico gets Trump’s trade ire: Japan and Germany get a pass

Trade tension is conflated with anger over illegal Mexican immigration.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 23, 2016  

Germany’s Merkel ‘not happy’ Pacific trade pact in danger

She made a wider plea for sticking to a multilateral approach in complicated times.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
October 18, 2016  

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.