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Red scare : German firms facing perfect storm as Chinese growth slackens

Red scare

German firms facing perfect storm as Chinese growth slackens

In recent years, German economic success has become increasingly dependent on exports to China. With a trade war looming and the Chinese economy showing signs of trouble, could Germany be sucked under too?

By Handelsblatt staff

Connection canceled: Alstom and Siemens to thrive despite EU's rejection of train merger

Connection canceled

Alstom and Siemens to thrive despite EU's rejection of train merger

China’s CRCC may be growing fast but the French and German companies dominate Europe and have orders worldwide. Siemens may now carve out and IPO its rail unit.

By Axel Höpner, Till Hoppe

Google of the skies : Airbus evolving into digital company as it develops Skywise data platform

Google of the skies

Airbus evolving into digital company as it develops Skywise data platform

The European aircraft maker partners with US big data firm Palantir to make real-time choices on maintenance, fuel consumption and design improvements.

By Thomas Hanke

Speaking out: German business fears no-deal Brexit will cost €9 billion

Speaking out

German business fears no-deal Brexit will cost €9 billion

Automakers will be worst hit, but bottlenecks threaten pharma and other critical industries. German CEOs are sounding the alarm.

By Handelsblatt staff

Private call: German industrial firms plan their own 5G networks

Private call

German industrial firms plan their own 5G networks

In a snub to Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, BASF plans to set up its own ultra-fast 5G cellphone network at its main plant in Ludwigshafen. Other top industrial firms are set to follow suit.

By Jürgen Berke

Volkswagen + Ford: Ballooning R&D costs force carmakers to forge alliances

Volkswagen + Ford

Ballooning R&D costs force carmakers to forge alliances

Battery powered and self driving cars don't come cheap, driving automakers to cooperate. Ford and Volkswagen are working together, putting pressure on Daimler and BMW to do the same.

By Markus Fasse, Stefan Menzel

Reimann Family: Executive shakeup at JAB Holding

Reimann Family

Executive shakeup at JAB Holding

JAB Holding, the wealth engine of Germany's secretive Reimann family, has spent $49.5 billion on deals since 2012. The sudden retirement of chairman Bart Becht is unlikely to slow JAB’s roll.

By Grace Dobush

On a mission: The man who would save Germany’s future tech

On a mission

The man who would save Germany’s future tech

Germany is behind with things like artificial intelligence and quantum computing. But celebrity tech entrepreneur Frank Thelen believes there is one thing that can save the country: Frank Thelen.

Midea maladies: Kuka cuts costs amid wrangles with Chinese bosses

Midea maladies

Kuka cuts costs amid wrangles with Chinese bosses

The interim CEO of robot-maker Kuka has announced a raft of cost-cutting measures, including job losses. The company’s Chinese owner, Midea, made clear it is not happy with Kuka's performance.

By Axel Höpner

Not on trend: As Berlin Fashion Week begins, German industry doesn’t have much to celebrate

Not on trend

As Berlin Fashion Week begins, German industry doesn’t have much to celebrate

Berlin Fashion Week starts Tuesday and promises glamour, beauty and big business. But no matter whether you’re looking at the runway or the main street, the German clothing business is not in a good way.

Consumer Electronics Show: Software companies and carmakers face off in Vegas

Consumer Electronics Show

Software companies and carmakers face off in Vegas

Software giants like Google want to break Germany’s dominance in automaking. Daimler, BMW and Audi are showing they’re determined to fight back.

By Franz Hubik, Britta Weddeling

Big top: A pair of acrobats are reinventing Cologne’s traditional circus

Big top

A pair of acrobats are reinventing Cologne’s traditional circus

Two sisters are taking over Flic Flac, one of Germany’s largest circuses. The former acrobats will manage a company with annual revenues approaching €10 million.

By Michael Raschke

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