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Data released today revealed that in August, Germany saw its industrial orders fall slightly further than expected as a result of less demand domestically, adding to the signs that the continued slump in manufacturing is pushing Europe's largest... Read more

In a vote on Tuesday. the European Parliament gave its backing to France's Christine Lagarde to become the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB)... Read more

The seventh Euro-Asia Economic Forum began this week in Xi'an, China. Attendees included business leaders, politicians and academics from over 50 countries across Europe and Asia including Germany, France, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan... Read more

The value of the Euro rose sharply against the US dollar on Friday, in anticipation of a major change in German budgetary policy, which could see the scrapping of a ten-year old zero-deficit policy... Read more

The power of human relationships that create interpersonal bonds, whether in a family, friends or business setting, is more important than ever in an increasingly unstable and unpredictable world. Here, Melissa Albeck, CEO of online materials... Read more

Germany's economy was sent into reverse in the second quarter with little prospect of an early recovery as the country's manufacturing sector struggles from a global slowdown that has been amplified by tariff conflicts and Brexit insecurities... Read more

German industrial orders exceeded expectations in June but that was mainly due to a jump in bookings for big-ticket items and the economy ministry said this sector of Europe’s biggest economy has not yet reached a turning point... Read more

Morale amongst businesses and industry in Europe's largest economy is at a six year low, according to a survey conducted by the Ifo Institute. It's a further sign that a looming manufacturing crisis is bringing Germany further towards a recession. Read more

The goods trade surplus between the EU and the US, as well as the bloc's surplus with China has increased in the first five months of the year, according to figures released by the EU statistics office Eurostat... Read more

Following a sharp slump earlier in the year, Germany's exports and industrial output returned to growth in May but still failed to recover fully. According to the Federal Statistics Office, exports grew by 1.1%, surpassing the 0.5% rise forecasted... Read more

Whether it’s to fuel the company fleet or just a single van, petrol prices can be a big dent in the company finances. By current figures, the number of cars around the world will double by 2040, and this will affect the prices we see in the forecourt Read more

In its annual assessment of the German economy, the IMF has urged the country to lower tax rates on lower income households and to increase investment in its digital infrastructure. The moves would reduce Germany's vulnerability to such external... Read more

Economic analysts in the EU are forecasting a Japanese "spending spree" off the back of a historic trade deal. Businesses in Japan are sitting on over €800-billion combined and it is expected that the European Union will be the most likely target... Read more

Germany's industrial output unexpectedly rose in March, aided by a higher production of consumer goods and a spike in construction. Despite the news, the German treasury has warned that the outlook remains subdued due to trade issues with the US... Read more

The European Union has been preparing for a possible trade war with the US in the ongoing dispute over Boeing subsidies. This week, the European Commission published a preliminary list of US products amounting to almost $20-billion (€17.7-billion). Read more

The euro fell back from a five-week high on Tuesday, as concerns about weak inflation and a slowdown in company borrowing raised questions about the momentum of the euro zone’s economic expansion. Read more

The euro zone economy is enjoying robust growth and may even outperform expectations in the near term, the European Central Bank said in a regular economic bulletin on Thursday. Read more

As Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ trade agenda turns from steel imports to Asian technology and intellectual property, a global trade war is now seen as the most serious risk for global investors, according to a recent survey. Read more

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