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Germany's current-account surplus is a problem - The Economist

WHAT awkward timing. On February 9th Germany reported the world's largest current-account surplus, of about €270bn (almost $300bn), beating even China's. Meanwhile, the country with the world's biggest deficit remains America, which under its new ...and more »

Germany's 2016 trade surplus sets record, may fuel US tensions - Reuters UK

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's trade surplus climbed to a record high in 2016, official data showed on Thursday, days after U.S. President Donald Trump's top trade adviser accused Berlin of exploiting a “grossly undervalued” euro to its advantage. The ...and more »

Germany is playing a dangerous game on trade - Quartz

Germany's got a nasty habit—one that it's foisting on the rest of the world. The country just announced record-breaking surpluses in trade and its current account. So huge is the latter that, in 2016, it exceeded that of China—a mind-blowing feat ...and more »

Germany's Global Trade Surplus Hits Record in 2016 - Wall Street Journal

A view of the final product inspection of different sports cars at the Sports car manufacturer Porsche in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday. President Donald Trump has said there are too many German cars out on U.S. streets but too few U.S. models in Germany ...and more »

Germany May Have Just Proved Donald Trump Right on Trade - Fortune

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, second from right, and White House Senior Advisor Steve Bannon, right, speaks on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in the Oval Office at the ...and more »

Another record year for German exporters - Deutsche Welle

Sluggish global hasn't prevented German exporters from shipping a record volume of goods abroad over the past 12 months. Imports also reached a new high in 2016, but the increase was less pronounced. Bremerhaven terminal - Autos für Export (picture ...and more »

Massive German Surplus Could Draw White House Ire - U.S. News & World Report

Germany's record-setting trade surplus may not sit well with President Donald Trump's trade czar, who's already accused the country of ripping off its counterparts. By Andrew Soergel, Senior Economy Reporter |Feb. 9, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.. Massive German ...and more »

German trade surplus hits record high - BBC News

Germany's trade surplus hit an all time high last year as the country continued to export significantly more than it imported. According to the figures, German exports climbed 1.2% to 1.2 trillion euros in 2016, while imports rose 0.6% to 954.6bn euros ...and more »

Progressives accuse Merkel of pushing a North-South divide - EurActiv

Pittella: “We cannot accept a division within Europe among the purest from the North against the sinner of the South.” [GUE/NGL / Flickr]. Languages: Français | Deutsch. Comments Print Facebook LinkedIn4 Google + Twitter WhatsApp Email. Europe needs a ...and more »

Trade wars: Germany's export motor is roaring - CNNMoney

Germany's trade surplus reached a new record of €252.9 billion ($270 billion) in 2016, the largest gap between exports and imports since the country's statistical agency started keeping records. The news follows criticism of Germany's trade policies by ...and more »