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Germany’s ‘wise men’ – a council of economic experts whose musings on future growth, trade, fiscal policy and general financial health are listened to by every politician and economist – met in November and reported grim news. more

The German government has announced a €1bn investment to support local battery cell production, with the aim of reducing its auto industry’s reliance on cells from Asia. more

According to Colliers International, around €4.4bn was poured into German industrial and logistics assets in the first three quarters of 2018, reflecting a yoy decrease of 29%. more

Ford has entered the German electric transit market after commencing production of an electric delivery van using technology from Deutsche Post startup StreetScooter. more

German industrial output fell in August for the third consecutive month, contrary to expectations. Meanwhile, the Economic Ministry said the summer had been weaker overall than the previous year. more

Trade wars and tariffs which once threatened the mighty export-led economy of Germany have in fact done nothing to dent it. The country has rebounded strongly from a slowdown early in the year as growth accelerated. more

Citral-Anlage der BASF in Ludwigshafen / Citral plant at BASF's

Bernhard Kunz BASF SE

A new German industrial alliance has been formed to boost the development and production of synthetic fuels for cars, planes, heating and a range of other applications using renewable energy. more

Five German carmakers – Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche – are under investigation by the European Commission for alleged collusion to block emissions-reducing technology. more

Nordmethan GmbH, a WELTEC BIOPOWER Group subsidiary, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Südergellersen, Lower Saxony. more

Figures from the Federal Statistics Office show that Germany’s factory orders have seen the biggest drop since early 2017. more

Germany’s financial hub Frankfurt is reckoning on 8000 new banking jobs as a result of the Brexit exodus from the city of London. more

Twelve months ago this day John Cryan, the chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank AG told shareholders there were signs of improvement, after he reported his second consecutive annual loss and the worst revenue in years. more

Chinese investors are acquiring German companies in ever-bigger deals as the United States’ protectionist policies deter foreign buyers. more

The European Union continues to deal with a number of low-level crises which could pile up. Germany's new government might help solve them. more

Germany is perceived to be a clear leader amongst European countries in the race to build a world-leading position in autonomous vehicles and robotics, according to the latest annual State of European Tech 2017 report published by VC firm Atomico. more

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