Netherlands want to restrict exports of semiconductor technology

Liesje Schreinemacher The trade minister announced in a letter that the export restrictions would be introduced before the summer. (Photo: IMAGO/ANP) Amsterdam For reasons of national security, the Netherlands wants to limit the export of semiconductor technology. This was announced by the government in The Hague on Wednesday. This is the Netherlands’ response to US […]

China’s balloons are believed to be part of a surveillance program

US soldiers pull the remains of the Chinese balloon out of the sea The United States sought talks with China after the shooting down. However, Beijing refused. (Photo: dpa) Washington According to a report by the Washington Post, the alleged espionage balloon shot down by the United States from China is part of Beijing’s extensive […]

US investors rely on German companies

New York, Boston Caroll Neubauer has no doubt: “Germany is currently very interesting,” says the chief adviser to the US investment company Water Street, who is looking for investment opportunities in Germany. Water Street specializes in pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical technology and, according to its own statements, has already invested a total of six billion […]

Russia is trying to take control of gas exports to China

Rewrite this content Gas production in Turkmenistan In some cases, Turkmenistan was no longer able to bring gas to Uzbekistan because the sub-zero temperatures made production impossible. (Foto: picture alliance/dpa) Berlin Parts of Central Asia are currently experiencing one of the coldest winters in decades, with temperatures sometimes falling below minus 30 degrees Celsius. Uzbekistan in […]

Siemens Energy is examining the entry of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund

Assembly of wind turbines at Siemens Gamesa in Le Havre Siemens Energy wants to take over the loss-making subsidiary completely. (Photo: IMAGO/IP3press) Frankfurt, Munich In the past eight weeks, the shares of the troubled Dax group Siemens Energy have risen by more than 60 percent. Investors are obviously growing hope that the energy technology specialist […]

China greatest danger, Russia ‘acute’ threat

WASHINGTON Russia, on the other hand, is classified as an “acute” threat. The word was chosen carefully, Austin emphasized. “Unlike China, Russia cannot systematically challenge the United States in the long term,” Austin said. “But Russian aggression is a direct and acute threat to our interests and values.” With regard to the use of American […]

Mercedes gets 10,000 tons of lithium hydroxide per year from Rock Tech

Markus Schäfer, Markus Brugmann Mercedes board member Markus Schäfer and Rock Tech Lithium CEO Markus Brügmann have closed a deal on lithium supplies. (Foto: Rock Tech Lithium C) Gottfried Stoppel) Toronto The German carmaker Mercedes-Benz and the German-Canadian company Rock Tech Lithium based in Vancouver signed an agreement on Thursday for the future supply of lithium […]

Asia’s debt states are becoming more and more dependent

Xi Jinping (rechts), Thongloun Sisoulith (links) The two heads of state opened the express train route together in 2021 – but so far there have been hardly any passengers. (Photo: imago images/Kyodo News) Bangkok It was about airports and motorways, ports and railway lines. Many already heavily indebted countries have fulfilled their expensive dreams with […]

Chancellor Scholz congratulates the company on its 175th anniversary

Olaf Scholz Was grateful that Siemens supported the sanctions against Russia. (Photo: dpa) Berlin At the celebration of Siemens’ 175th anniversary, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced an accelerated transition to renewable energies. “We won’t let the skeptics buy our guts,” said Scholz at the ceremony in Berlin. Many things have been too cumbersome in recent years, […]

How the lockdowns are damaging China’s reputation as a location for innovation

VW Work in China Companies from the automotive industry are fully committed to China. (Photo: dpa) Peking China had actually developed into an increasingly important research and development location for foreign companies in recent years – until the pandemic came. The lockdowns, especially the nine-week lockdown of Shanghai, could be a “game changer”, said Jörg […]