The US is apparently talking to Japan and China about tapping oil reserves

Oil production The US is apparently in talks about tapping oil reserves. (Photo: dpa) Washington According to Reuters information, the US government has spoken to important other countries about tapping parts of their respective oil reserves. Such a coordinated move would aim to push oil prices down and stimulate economic growth, said several people familiar […]

US Congress warns of “high risk for investors” in China

Joe Biden At the beginning of the week, the US President and the Chinese head of state met for a virtual meeting. (Photo: AP) Washington An important body of the US Congress is pushing for drastic measures against economic ties with China. In its annual report published on Wednesday, the bipartisan US-China Economic and Security […]

No chance for Britain to join the North American trade pact

Boris Johnson The British government does not come up with free trade pacts as easily as it has thought. Image: Reuters Washington/London According to a foreign trade expert, Great Britain currently has little prospect of participating in large trade alliances. “Accession to the CPTPP trade pact of the Pacific countries and above all to the […]

The USA and Europe are at odds

“The world does not belong to the globalists, but to the patriots.” With this provocation, the then US President Donald Trump in 2019 offended the United Nations (UN), which was meeting in New York. Two years later, Trump’s successor Joe Biden promises: “America is back. We believe in the United Nations and its values. ” […]

Is a war between the great powers inevitable?

In 2034, the United States and China will be embroiled in a series of military conflicts that lead to the use of tactical nuclear weapons. Other countries – including Russia, Iran, and India – are drawn in. Suddenly the world is on the brink of World War III. This scenario is portrayed in “2034: A […]

Companies face headwinds – Hong Kong IPOs more attractive

Peking, New York, Washington The Chinese regulators continue to put their tech companies under pressure. As the powerful cyberspace regulator Chinese Administration of Cyberspace (CAC) announced on Saturday, companies with data from more than one million users will be checked separately for their security before they are allowed to issue shares on a foreign stock […]

Maas warns of ‘vaccine diplomacy’ from China and Russia

Like Germany, China and Russia belong to the G20, in which economically strong countries from all continents have come together to tackle global problems together. At this year’s meeting of foreign ministers, in addition to fighting pandemics, climate protection and aid to Africa were on the agenda. China and Russia gave vaccines to other countries […]

Entry ban makes Germans prisoners

New York, Washington Alexandra’s father has been in a German hospital for a long time after a serious operation. His daughter, who lives in the USA, cannot visit him. Because the German does not get an exception permit to then return to the United States. Alexandra * and her husband are stuck with their children. […]

Economy, trade & finance: Opposition member Gudkov leaves Russia

Everything will be done not to allow him to vote in the autumn parliamentary elections, said the former Duma member. Gudkov was released only a few days ago after being detained for 48 hours. The EU had criticized the unsubstantiated arrest. Kremlin critics have long complained that the power apparatus is now taking action against […]

By breaking off the negotiations, Switzerland is harming itself

Nestle in Switzerland What threatens Switzerland is a gradual deterioration in the competitive conditions for Swiss companies, more bureaucratic effort and rising costs. (Photo: dpa) With folkloristic benevolence one could speak of federal stubbornness, of a sympathetic unswervingness. From an economic point of view, the verdict is much more negative: the Swiss government has miscalculated. […]