Beijing forecasts trade volumes to double in the next decade. That has got Europeans asking themselves if they'll end up getting nudged out of the region - or if there'll possibly be even more opportunities for them as well, thanks to the Chinese.
Deutsche Bank is cutting at least 250 investment banking jobs in locations including London and the United States as it seeks to keep a lid on expenses amid a sustained slide in its securities unit.
In 2016, Chinese investors took over more companies in Europe than in the previous four years combined, most of them in Germany. The trend did not continue in 2017 but that was not due to any tightening of Chinese belts.
China's position as a global superpower is indisputable. As leaders gather to set the agenda of global security at the Munich Security Conference, the EU is at a crossroads between Washington and Beijing.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called for European unity in the face of growing global tensions. He also spoke of German "perturbation" at Washington's foreign policy at the Munich Security Conference.
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