Markets jittery after Brexit minister resigns - Merkel & Li attend Germany-China economic forum - US exports many 'German' cars
If you live in Germany, you might occasionally get the impression that the car industry in the country is embattled and under siege. Yet more German cars sell around the world than from any other country. Why?
Even in the quiet summer months, Dieselgate and whispers of industry collusion loom large. Critics say Berlin should end its close friendship with carmakers. Both sides are currently holding a much-anticipated summit.
After Trump reiterated his anti-free trade rhetoric at the G7, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker hit back with a more traditional weaponry known as "the facts." German automakers eye proceedings nervously.
China has announced it will steeply reduce import duties for both automobiles and car parts. Beijing is opening up the world's largest auto market amid an easing of tensions with the United States.
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