1 day agoEU firms just 'filling the gaps' in China's BRI -- European companies' access to projects within China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) leaves much to be desired, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China has said in a fresh survey. What exactly is at the heart of the problem?
2 days agoUS tariffs on cars 'not mentioned' -- In Washington to smooth out trade differences with the Trump administration, an EU commissioner said the subject of car tariffs did not come up. German carmakers will be happy to see the issue off the negotiating table.
2 days agoEU-Vietnam trade to improve workers' rights -- The EU has said the trade agreement would be the most ambitious the bloc has ever negotiated with a developing country. However, authoritarian Vietnam will still have to improve its labor and social standards.
1 day agoCroatia at Berlin's Green Week trade fair -- The small, eastern European country has a chance to show off its regional delicacies at this international trade fair. Pag island is home to a unique sheep, whose milk is used to make artisan cheese. But it's not plain sailing for Croatia's farmers.
1 day agoHow divestment stacks up against fossil fuels -- Coal and other fossil fuels remain lucrative despite the fact that investing in them is becoming increasingly risky. That's one reason some banks and global funds are backing renewables. Is this the start of a rethink?
1 day agoHow Germany plans to phase out coal -- Marathon talks have produced an agreement between the government and Germany's coal-producing states on phasing out coal-fired energy plants at the latest by 2038. Some plants will already be shut down this year.
2 days agoUniper power plant to be hauled over coals? -- Despite Germany's decision to phase out coal-fired power plants no later than 2038, one more big plant is slated to be added to the grid in summer. The plan sees supporters and climate activists locking horns.
3 days agoWorkplace discrimination and lacking data -- German workplaces have become more diverse in recent years. But diversity and inequality data is hard to come by and when available it often lacks complexity. A look at the current situation and what it means.
2 days agoAdani mine: Why coal is still so lucrative -- Siemens' support for Adani's coal mine in Australia has outraged environmentalists, but it's not a unique case. Hundreds of companies and countries around the world are planning to expand their coal activities. But why?
2 days agoSiemens chooses profits over environment -- Australia is burning, but Siemens has decided not to renounce plans to help build a controversial mine in the country.
5 days agoSiemens mustn't pull out of Adani contract -- Siemens intends to honor a controversial contract for an Australian coal mine — the right decision for the moment.
5 days agoChina economy grows at slowest rate -- The effects of a trade war with the US pushed China's economic growth rate down to its lowest in nearly three decades.
1 day agoGerman farmers protesting again -- Long convoys of vehicles blocked roads in Bavaria, Baden Württemberg and Bremen, as well as the German capital.
1 day agoBakers in India make 'world's longest' cake -- Bakers in Kerala have made a cake that stretches over 6 kilometers. The vanilla cake with chocolate frosting is an attempt to topple a world record held by bakers in China.
3 days agoTrump's trade cure is worse than the disease -- Trump's trade "deal" with China is akin to wielding a sledgehammer in surgery — and about as likely to improve the patient outcome. "Phase One" is among his biggest works of destruction, says Andreas Rostek.
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4 days agoAustralia urges tourists not to cancel holidays -- Images of Australia burning have plastered televisions across the world. But Australia wants tourists to know that they are still safe. Here is what you need to know.
3 days agoBlackRock makes climate change vow -- The world's largest asset manager will begin to divest holdings in companies that focus on coal production. "We are on the brink of a fundamental re-shaping of finance," the CEO announced.
4 days agoAustralia: Outrage over Siemens decision -- The German engineering firm has reaffirmed plans to support the controversial Adani coal mine project. Siemens has come under fire for the project's climate implications, with bushfires currently raging across Australia.
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10 days agoChina posts slowest growth since 1990 -- GDP growth of 6.1% during 2019 is within Beijing's target range — but only just.
1 day agoWest African cocoa farmers seek better prices -- The multi-billion-dollar chocolate market is heavily weighted against local cocoa producers in West Africa.
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2 days agoIndian traders protest Bezos visit -- A visit by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has led to protests by traditional Indian street traders who fear for their business.
2 days agoEU firms face Belt & Road 'barriers' -- A study by the European Chamber in China says there's a lack of transparency in projects related to China's BRI.
2 days agoUS, China agree to ceasefire in trade war -- US-China trade deal eases tensions, but thorny issues remain.
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4 months agoThe 77 Percent —Education in Africa -- Education in Africa is not preparing students adequately for today's job market. Scholars say it's too theoretical and lives little room for innovation. Young people with degrees are desperate for jobs. The #77 percent are now calling for an overhaul in the education system to fit in today's needs.
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5 days agoGerman minister pushes for kindergarten language testing -- Calls for language tests starting in kindergarten have been backed by Germany's education minister. Last month's PISA study found that 21% of 15-year-olds in Germany struggle to read and comprehend texts.
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1 month agoCroatia willing to introduce the euro by 2024 -- The youngest European Union member state, Croatia, is aiming to adopt the euro no later than 2024. In an interview with DW, Croatian Finance Minister Zdravko Maric elaborates on what challenges lie ahead.
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2 months ago'Draghi saved the eurozone from a deep recession' -- Alexander Kriwoluzky, head of macroeconomics at the German Institute for Economic Research, reflects on the legacy of outgoing ECB chief Mario Draghi, saying he will leave the central bank with a "stellar record."
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