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The biggest beneficiaries in an escalating trade tariffs war between the US and China could be France and Germany, economists at Barclays have projected... Read more

Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) has announced the completion of the 31.6-million lev (€16.1-million) expansion of its production facility in Bulgaria's industrial zone Sofia-Bozhurishte. The German car parts manufacturer has said the expansion... Read more

Beleaguered German chemical giant Bayer has announced it plans to invest €5-billion in the development of alternatives to its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup. The company is currently embroiled in over 13,000 lawsuits in the US claiming that... Read more

Brexit, China and a general global slowdown are threatening Germany’s export-led economy. Data from January brought a chill to boardrooms - and to the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read more

Continuing its systematic growth strategy, Stemmer Imaging, the machine vision technology provider for science and technology, has announced the acquisition of the Spanish group Infaimon... Read more

Technology giant Bosch has accepted a fine €90-million for lapses in supervisory duties that allow car manufacturers to engage in emissions cheating, according to a statement by German prosecutors in Stuttgart... 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

Ten years ago, the first 200 employees at MTU Aero Engines Polska started producing their first engine components. Today, the site in the Polish Aviation Valley near Rzeszów has about 900 employees – and is indispensable in the production network... Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has for the first time given her support to the idea that Germany would join a pan-European alliance looking to attain carbon neutrality by 2050. The move appears to go against the country's actions at a recent EU... Read more

A jury in California has ruled that Bayer-owned chemicals company Monsanto must pay $2-billion in damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, an elderly couple both suffering with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a consequence of exposure to the glyphosate... Read more

German chemical firm BASF and plastic-free plastic manufacturer Lactips have announced that both companies have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural... Read more

German automotive supplier and technology company Bosch plans to achieve carbon neutrality worldwide by next year. This makes it the first major industrial company to set such a target and puts it a decade or more ahead of most of its competitors. Read more

Executives at Volkswagen are preparing for an investor revolt following the news that three influential advisory groups are urging shareholders to cast their votes against all but one of the company's board members at the upcoming annual general... Read more

Energy storage systems are the key to meeting Europe’s renewables targets, Robert Williams reports. 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

German battery and energy storage systems maker Tesvolt GmbH is to build what it claims will be the first battery storage factory in Europe with a capacity of over 1 GWh annually. The gigafactory is being constructed in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, in... Read more

In what was an unprecedented show of anger following the losses around the acquisition of Monsanto, shareholders at Bayer have delivered an unprecedented vote of no confidence in the CEO, Werner Baumann, and the company's top management executives. Read more

Niesmann+Bischoff, a leading manufacturer of exclusive motorhomes, has had another highly successful year. Read more

Europe's biggest battery technology conference, the Battery Experts Forum, took place from the 10th to 12th April 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and saw record numbers of attendees - doubling since the previous year. Read more

Munich-based drone startup Lilium is now seeking regulatory safety approval for the all-electric vertical take-off and landing passenger taxis, a world first... Read more

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