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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

Duty-free Australian lamb plans outraged British farmers

The Financial Times reported that a bitter dispute was raging within the government. The responsible Environment Minister George Eustice warned on Tuesday on Sky News that a balance was necessary between commercial interests and the desire for free trade. The planned agreements are considered an important step – they would be the first free trade […]

How Germany’s Post is simplifying world trade

Deutsche Post parcel center With the blockchain technology, the Bonn group wants to prevent unnecessary import duties. (Photo: dpa) Düsseldorf In 1956 it was the American Malcolm McLean who revolutionized the supply of goods with the invention of the 20-foot container, now could German postal service DHL ensure a second revolution. With the introduction of […]

Trouble over a dispute with Oslo

Fish and Chips The British national dish could become expensive after negotiations with Norway over catch quotas fell through. (Photo: dpa) London For the time being, “Fish and Chips” are only available to the British as imported goods. In the United Kingdom, many representatives from the fishing industry vented their anger over the broken negotiations […]

Europe must not narrow its view to China and Russia

Europe In dealing with China and Russia on matters of democracy, the EU is still trying to achieve change through rapprochement. (Photo: dpa) No foreign policy strategy is so romantically glorified in Europe as the concept of promoting internal change in China and Russia through economic rapprochement. An innovative idea during the Cold War has […]

Blockade in Suez Canal hits global economy like a stroke

Berlin, Zurich The ongoing blockade of the Suez Canal, along with other disruptions in global supply chains, is becoming a problem for the global economy, which is still ailing from the pandemic. Companies in Europe in particular will be hit hard. “This is a low blow for the global economy,” says Mark Szakonyi, “the blockade […]