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Let the markets chasten Italy’s populists
The EU must stand firm and let markets pressure the Italian government into backing down in its budget dispute with Brussels, writes Commerzbank chief economist Jörg Krämer.
Patent, trademark protection for German firms at risk in no-deal Brexit
Europe-wide protections for trademarks and design, as well as patent extensions, would no longer apply in Britain if there is a no-deal Brexit.
A dodgy donation to the AfD
There's a Swiss mystery and a Bavarian contrarian in our Daily Briefing for November 13, 2018. Plus, Europe strikes back.
Horst Seehofer gives up party post, wants to stay in cabinet
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is stepping down as the CSU's party chief after electoral losses. But he's holding on tight to his government post in a break with parliamentary protocol, though there are strong candidates for the job.
Germany’s family-run companies turn venture capitalists, fund startups
The Mittelstand is investing in German startups in the hopes of learning from its younger, more nimble peers. Meanwhile, the startups are hoping to tap the Mittelstand's deep pockets.
Germany’s Infineon forsakes China, to spend billions in Austria
Ignoring lucrative subsidies, Infineon chose Austria over China as the location to build a new €1.6 billion chip factory. The decision is partially motivated by fears about intellectual property theft.
German banks fear the digital cull
Most banks will survive the onslaught of internet companies, but not in their current form, writes Handelsblatt’s deputy finance editor.
SAP buying Qualtrics to face off against Salesforce
German software maker SAP surprised investors with the high-priced, $8 billion acquisition to help clients improve their relationships with their own customers.
French finance minister: We need a European empire
European unity should be more than just a photo opportunity, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in an exclusive interview. But while France is more than willing, Germany remains reluctant.
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