The protectionist Trump administration in the US and Britain's looming withdrawal from the EU are sending shivers down the spines of global carmaker bosses. The industry depends on international supply chains and the free flow of goods.
Is Donald Trump capable of learning? Surprisingly, the G20 sends a signal of unity in the fight against protectionism. But there are several sticking points. Henrik Böhme takes stock in Hamburg.
DW spoke to economist Thomas Sampson from the London School of Economics ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to the White House. She is the first world leader to meet the new US President Donald Trump.
Britain has promised the carmaker it will seek a tariff-free trade deal with the EU for the motor industry post-Brexit. Nissan had announced it will build the next generations of its models at its Sunderland plant.
Amid growing protectionist rhetoric and fears of increasing barriers to trade across the world, German business leaders look at the new Donald Trump administration in the US with cautious optimism.
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