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Berlin in last-ditch effort to thwart Chinese stake in 50Hertz
Chinese grid operator SGCC has signed a deal to buy 20 percent of German grid network 50Hertz — but the German government still wants to stop it.
German business demands Trump-style tax cuts
Companies urgently need to lighten their tax burden to defend the country’s competitive position, a leading business group argues. Germany risks alienating the very firms on which its finances so heavily rely.
Norwegian could be a costly flirt for Lufthansa
The airline industry is abuzz with speculation that Lufthansa is considering a deal with Norwegian. But this is one takeover battle that might be better left to the competition.
Banning talk shows won’t stop the rise of the AfD
A state-funded cultural lobby group has proposed suspending talk shows on German TV, because their discussions about refugees supposedly boosted the far-right party AfD. It’s a preposterous idea.
Americans, not Germans, are cleaning up Dieselgate
Audi's boss is now in the clink, while Trump is all confused about crime. Here's our Daily Briefing for June 19th, 2018. Plus a LongGermanWordYouCantSay.
Bayer takes on legal risk in US trial of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide
German firm confident there is no evidence linking product to cancer, but experts caution that thousands of lawsuits could get costly.
Germany will miss its 2020 climate goals, now sights turn to 2030
Germany won’t meet its CO2 emission goal in 2020. Instead of wallowing, the country’s environment minister is focusing on industry giants and its next target: a 55 percent reduction by 2030.
Seehofer delay on refugees gives Merkel brief reprieve
The hardline interior minister gives the chancellor until European summit next week to get a common plan that meets his goal of keeping migrants out of Germany while Donald Trump attempts to capitalize on the political crisis in Berlin.
How to avoid a second dotcom crash
The TecDax, Germany’s main tech stock index, is booming dangerously. A redefinition of the index could help stabilize things, but will it come too late?
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