Lack of transparency, non-compliance and a corporate culture that discourages whistle-blowing – qualities that played a role in the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
A look back at another case of corporate misconduct in Germany suggests some answers.
For a long time, news from Brazil mostly meant bad news. The talk was of nepotism, corruption and the worst economic crisis in history. That seems to be in the past, reports DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge from Sao Paolo.
Workers at Volkswagen in Germany have won a considerable pay hike. Wages at the world's largest carmaker are in line with the rest of Germany's metalworking sector, as the ECB sees an inflationary upside.
US President Donald Trump's threat to impose taxes on European cars has sent shivers through the German auto sector. Analysts and politicians warn that the move could backfire on the US car industry, and even help China.
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