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Günther Oettinger, the new E.U. budget commissioner, says Germans should expect to pay more to the bloc after Britain leaves, and out goes the deal between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange with Brexit.
Social Democrat chancellor candidate Martin Schulz is using his campaign to attack past labor reforms including cuts to long-term unemployment benefits. Yet his party enacted these reforms and he should stay loyal to them.
After three failed attempts to merge with the London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse needs to rethink its strategic orientation, says Handelsblatt correspondent Daniel Schäfer.
As big German companies like Siemens and ThyssenKrupp are looking to split their conglomerates in several autonomous parts to gain better control, Dieter Fockenbrock argues it is not a foregone conclusion that corporations are more successful within a holding structure.
The euro zone is threatened by the Japan syndrome: low productivity and overall economic growth limit the options available to governments. However, completing the monetary union remains an attainable goal.
We cannot gamble away what has already been achieved by the Agenda 2010 reforms, warns Handelsblatt’s chief economist Bert Rürup.
At a more politically-minded Oscar ceremony, Donald Trump came away empty-handed. Meanwhile Xi Jinping handed out some relief to German carmakers in the form of a reprieve on e-vehicle targets.
Investors, industry players and the political establishment are still struggling with the digital revolution in Germany. The culture of innovation is too foreign, and the cycles of creative destruction too fast. But Germany has unique strengths and must step up to the threats of cyber terrorism and corruption.
Many U.S. media publications have become guardians of the institutions and values that underpin freedom.
Whether it's processing refugees, opening a big airport or getting to the bottom of Dieselgate, Germany seems to be stuck in place, writes Handelsblatt Global's editor in chief.
Populist proposals by Germany's Social Democrats won’t prevent executives' over-the-top salaries. Instead of messing with taxes, politicians should look to shareholders to hold companies accountable.
The Bundesbank leaves the German treasury holding the bag, and blames Mario Draghi; SPD Chancellor Wunder Martin Schulz' ratings soar after voters gobble down his new pie-in-the-sky recipe; VW-Group execs Rupert Stadler and Herbert Diess face the music in Wolfsburg.
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.
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.