Trade between Germany and Brazil is growing, but negotiations on a free trade treaty have been going for 13 years with no conclusion in sight. The issue is on the agenda at the German-Brazilian Business Days.
At a Qatar investment conference in Berlin, Germany is hoping for energy investment, while an economic blockade has propelled the small Gulf state to shop for other partners beyond its neighbors.
Chinese media noted the 'coincidence' between what they called de facto German protectionism and EU-US moves this week to avert a trade war. Meanwhile, some in Germany want a tougher trade stance on China.
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?
Government consultations between Germany and China in Berlin on Monday aim to send a signal of closer bilateral cooperation in light of a worsened trade spat with the US. But some hurdles have yet to be overcome.
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