German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a portrait on her desk of Russian empress Catherine the Great, the Prussian-born princess who went on to expand Russia’s territory to the west and the south, including Crimea.
Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine threatens to derail energy exploration in a region that holds a quarter of the world’s natural gas reserves, weigh on currencies and force companies to work to contain the damage.
London Underground Ltd. indicated it aims to go ahead with plans to buy driverless trains, raising the prospect of renewed clashes with unions that say the move poses a threat to passenger safety and employment levels.
The drought parching Singapore and swaths of Malaysia and Indonesia threatens to raise food prices, slow economic growth and disrupt water supply in the region, home to the world’s oldest tropical rain forests.
Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, is contributing its PLM software toward an initiative President Barack Obama announced today that’s designed to put the U.S. back on the manufacturing map.