Germany’s Delegation To Russia Signals That Merkel Is Looking For New Allies

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN A delegation of executives from major German corporations recently met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Such delegations are not unusual. Sometimes it is routine, sometimes a courtesy. But occasionally, it has significance. In the case of Russia-Germany relations, such meetings are always potentially significant. Germany’s Unsteady Relations Two relationships are critical to Germany. … Continue reading Germany’s Delegation To Russia Signals That Merkel Is Looking For New Allies

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New European defense giant aims at Asia-Pacific region

By Emanuele Scimia The scene is set for the creation of a giant defense contractor in Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region could soon become its favorite market. Under the aegis of their respective governments, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and its French competitor Naval Group have started discussing the terms of a possible alliance and their transformation … Continue reading New European defense giant aims at Asia-Pacific region

Eurasia – China’s Project of the Century

BEIJING/BERLIN Berlin and Brussels are obstructing China's "New Silk Road" mega project. Last Sunday, the EU refused to sign a declaration pertaining to this project at an international summit in Beijing with representatives from more than 100 countries, including 29 heads of states and governments. Beijing plans to invest trillions in this project to develop … Continue reading Eurasia – China’s Project of the Century

London – world No1 property market

The lure of Brexit bargains saw investors from the Asia splurge on real estate, with Tokyo also regaining a top five slot By Ben Richardson London retook New York’s spot as the world’s hottest center for real estate transactions in the first quarter as investors – especially from Hong Kong and China – swooped onto bargains … Continue reading London – world No1 property market

UK economy will grow more strongly than expected

British Chambers of Commerce says British consumers are showing resilience to Brexit vote, but warns of rising inflation Robust consumer spending and a brighter outlook for trade and investment will mean the UK’s economic slowdown this year is less severe than previously feared, the British Chambers of Commerce has predicted. But in its latest set … Continue reading UK economy will grow more strongly than expected