Trade Talks - German Pork - Syrian Pound
Campaigners think German firms should be accountable for the human rights abuses committed along their supply chains. Some businesses say it's too difficult to police, but others would welcome a "level playing field."
More and more Western firms are relying on the vast Chinese market for their sales and profits. But doing business in China means toeing the Communist Party's line and any criticism can cost them business.
A jury ruled that the pharmaceutical giant failed to properly warn that the drug Risperdal could cause males to grow breasts. Johnson & Johnson said it would challenge the "grossly disproportionate" award.
German businesses have already been suffering from the negative effects of Brexit, said Holger Bingmann, head of the foreign trade industry group BGA, pointing out losses to German exporters worth €3.5 billion this year.
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