Lufthansa joins list of government bail-outs

Lufthansa bail-out: Lufthansa has become the latest flagship airline to be bailed out by its national…

Boom time for domestic tourism?

Domestic tourism: At first sight, logic would suggest that those countries who have led the race…

BASF winning out in US-China trade war

BASF has emerged as one of the early winners from the fall-out between Washington and Beijing…

Putin pours oil on NS2’s troubled waters amid fears of German power play

Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to allay European fears of a political agenda behind  the controversial…

German opposition to Nord Stream 2 grows while  Morawiecki warns of “war”

German energy consumers may end up picking up the cost of a €2.7bn gas pipeline extension…

NS2 pipeline issued first German licence – but harder hurdles lie ahead

The laying of the Nord Stream 2  (NS2) gas pipeline that will run under the Baltic…

Ukraine hires Washington lobbyists to help block NS2 pipeline

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and natural gas company Naftogaz has hired a a firm of political consultants in…

Nord Stream 2 set to be rerouted as EU bows to the inevitable

The route of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany under the Baltic…

OMV boss defiant over Nord Stream 2 pipeline in face of US sanctions

The new  sanctions imposed on Russia by the US have made the financing of large projects…

IFC signs up insurance giants to tackle Asian infrastructure needs

The IFC yesterday announced that it had teamed up with the Prudential’s Asian asset management business…

Wintershall ignores sanctions threat to strengthen ties with Gazprom in Iran

Germany’s biggest oil and gas company Wintershall – which is already helping co-finance Gazprom’s controversial Nord Stream…

EU calls for mandate to negotiate NordStream 2 ground rules with Russia

The EU last week called on its 28 member states to give it  a mandate to…

Euroshop plans 2,000 fixed-price stores across Russia

Germany’s Euroshop is to launch a chain of fixed-price retail outlets across Russia as the country’s…

Tillerson ready to question sanctions as Merckel and Hollande back extension

Tillerson: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande yesterday put their collective weight behind…

Gazprom puts out call for Nord Stream 2 bids in face of EU opposition

Nord Stream 2: Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom continued its defiance to the EU over its…

Alibaba to open data centres in Dubai and Germany in battle for Cloud

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has chosen Vodafone Germany as the first European partner for its Cloud…

German consortium ready to fund Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway

 Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway: The  German Initiative consortium, whose members include Siemens, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bahn is getting…

Crunch time looms for Nord Stream 2

The future of Gazprom’s plans to lay a second 1,200km long pipeline along the bed of the…

German Minister blocks Aixtron takeover and looks to curb Chinese spending spree

Aixtron: With China’s appetite for buying up European companies showing no sign of abating and its year-on-year…

Deutsche Bahn agrees to test drive new South West transport corridor to Iran

Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s  largest transport companies, has agreed to test drive the new…

Trade with Iran surges – but tensions in Gulf threaten to spoil Tehran’s party

Trade with Iran: Germany became the latest country to report  a jump in exports to Iran yesterday…

Junker and Putin set to thrash out future of Nord Stream 2 at SPIEF

The future of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline proposed between Russia and Germany  is…

Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr on mission to sign JV with Air China

Deutsche Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr is due to  travel to Beijing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week…

Merkel proposes economic zone stretching from ‘Lisbon to Vladivostok’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this weekend put forward the idea of creating a common economic zone…