French carmaker Peugeot has announced it is in talks to buy Germany's Opel. That would create one of Europe's biggest car manufacturers - but unions are up in arms about the project, even though suppliers say they could benefit.
Germany's two largest lenders, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, have confirmed they are in merger talks, bowing to pressure from the government. Both banks saw their share prices collapse by more than half last year.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier had already been forced to defend his "National Industrial Strategy 2030" even before officially unveiling the details. Critics have accused him of heavy-handed state interventionism.
German carmaker Opel is still losing money six months on from its takeover by France's PSA Group. The new owner's first priority is to return Open to profitability. How is the effort progressing?
Chinese investors spent 40 percent less on acquisitions in the European Union last year, a new report shows. Are increasing regulatory hurdles put in place by EU members keeping Chinese companies away from the bloc?
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