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Dispute puts Fresenius’ health at risk
A bitter US legal battle over a botched takeover has cast a shadow over German healthcare firm Fresenius and its separately listed cash cow, Fresenius Medical Care. That shouldn't stop it from seeking more acquisitions.
How German companies can capitalize on Brexit
Surveys predict doom and gloom for companies with British business ties, but in reality many take a wait-and-see attitude. Some are even increasing UK production.
How knifemaker Zwilling stays sharp
Germany's Zwilling has been making knives for 287 years, but sales continue to rise with their expansion into cookware and embrace of social media.
How Germany is smoking other countries in e-cigarette regulation
Regulations-heavy Germany has taken a surprisingly lax stance on e-cigarettes and vaping laws. It's the right approach, writes a policy analyst.
German museums pushed to review colonial-era artifacts ‘blind spot’
Germany's new 130-page code of conduct should help museums determine whether colonial-era artifacts were taken unlawfully. But then what?
New populist coalition puts Italy on collision course with EU
The new governing accord of Italy’s two anti-establishment parties poses the biggest challenge to the European Union since Britain voted to leave the bloc two years ago. Germans fear a financial blackmail of sorts is coming.
Merkel plays the long game with Putin in Sochi
At a high-stakes meeting, the German and Russian leaders pledged cooperation, but danced around their differing positions on Syria and Ukraine.
How did shipping firm P&R lose 1 million containers?
Investors could lose more than $4 billion after the bankruptcy of shipping container leasing firm P&R. To make matters worse, prosecutors are now investigating how the company “mislaid” a million of its storage units.
Chinese take away another German firm, eventually
Berlin is increasingly worried about Chinese firms buying up German companies and know-how. But its extra scrutiny of deals is stifling investment, says the boss of plane-part supplier Cotesa, the latest Chinese acquisition.
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