Eight months before a German election that may end Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition with the Free Democratic Party, support for FDP leader Philipp Roesler among voters is dwindling, a Forsa poll showed.
German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said he prefers a market-based solution to resolve the future of Daimler AG’s stake in European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co. , though he didn’t rule out state ownership.
German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle called on companies in Germany to form a commodities syndicate to focus investment on obtaining rare-earth metals and push back on a Chinese monopoly over the materials.
German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said holders of euro-region bonds must share the costs of any future crisis, underlining coalition unity on a stance that may be driving up risk premiums for Irish and Greek debt.
German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle opposes plans by European Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani to set up a watchdog to study foreign takeover bids to help protect its industrial companies against acquisitions, Handelsblatt reported.