Angela Merkel

Source: ThinkstockAngela Merkel won a third term as Germany’s chancellor. Her Christian Democratic Union and a smaller ally took more than 41% of the vote. If Merkel can create a closely knit...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Source: ThinkstockAngela Merkel is likely to be elected to a third term as Chancellor of Germany, an office she has held since 2005. If she does win, the nation’s leverage in the fight for...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Source: ThinkstockIn a new year’s message, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the country that its economic climate will be “more difficult” in 2013. Her warning seems to contradict...
Paul Ausick
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande met briefly today before a summit meeting of eurozone leaders to discuss the role of the banking supervisor that is to be...
Paul Ausick
The possibilities of a broad set of bailout programs for Europe’s weak nations rests in part with the top Germany court — the Constitutional Court. On Wednesday it will announce whether the...
Trey Thoelcke
Those watching for just one piece of good news about economies in the European Union have been disappointed again. The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 102.3...
Douglas A. McIntyre
U.S. equity markets jumped sharply about half an hour ago following a report in The New York Times that German chancellor Angela Merkel said:I want Greece to stay in the euro zone and that’s what...
Paul Ausick
The relationship between Germany and France on the one hand and Greece on the other spins from accommodation to exasperation in an almost regular cycle. Despite support of the euro, in concept,...
Trey Thoelcke
Source: nationsonline.orgEuropean stocks are up today on the possibility of further monetary stimulus in China boosted investor confidence, and investors await reports that may show the U.S. economy...
Trey Thoelcke
While European stocks rose to a four-month high and most Asian markets advanced, U.S. stock-index futures are lower this morning. No major U.S. economic reports are set for release today. Earnings...
Trey Thoelcke
Source: nationsonline.orgSeveral news sources report that Angela Merkel may not want to face a collapse of the EU because efforts for a coordinated financial rescue have failed. Part of the reason...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Anyone who bet that India, Brazil and China would slow down in an exact order was a winner. Actually, it is hard to say where the drop-off began and when. China certainly joined the group as its...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Austerity programs for the region’s weakest economies firmly in place, IMF chief Christine LaGarde and Germany leader Angela Merkel should have been able to spend their summers on vacation....
Douglas A. McIntyre
German Chancellor Angela Merkel officially opened the Davos World Economic Forum this morning, telling the crowd that she is “absolutely convinced” that the Eurozone will escape from its current...
Paul Ausick
The sovereign debt problem in Europe gets more complex by the hour. The European Central Bank said it may intervene to buy paper issued by nations that are economically weak. This should drive down...
Douglas A. McIntyre