Notizen Weekly for July 22, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations.

Business and Economics

Brexit is merely one more worry for Germany’s leading lender. (Economist)

S&P Global Ratings on Tuesday lowered its credit outlook for Deutsche Bank AG to negative from stable. (WSJ)

VW scandal reaches all the way to the top, lawsuits say. (NYT)

Germany is considering introducing a black-box-style data recorder for autonomous cars to help investigators in the event of an accident. (BBC)

Germany’s deputy chancellor has written to bosses of the country’s leading companies demanding they hire more refugees, after a survey found they had taken on a grand total of just 54. (FT)

Brexit takes toll on German economic confidence, survey says. (FT)

The German economy will keep growing in the third quarter, defying worries over the effect Britain’s vote to leave the European Union could have on the bloc. (DW)

ThyssenKrupp reimagines the elevator as a Hyperloop for buildings. (WSJ)

As China’s Midea Group Co. courts German robot maker Kuka AG, the suitor has guaranteed German jobs and factories for more than seven years. (Bloomberg)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, convened a crisis committee to discuss the situation in Turkey, a popular destination with German tourists. (NYT)

UN climate change envoy Mary Robinson has called the UK and Germany to account over their commitment to the terms of last year’s global agreement in Paris. She has accused them of backtracking. (DW)

May to visit Germany for talks with Merkel. (FT)

The race to succeed Ban Ki-moon moved up a gear on Thursday, as voting began to decide who will be chosen as the next Secretary General of the United Nations. (Telegraph)

Prime Minister Theresa May sought to reassure Germany on Wednesday over Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, stressing her desire to deepen ties with neighboring countries in her first foreign visit as leader. (Reuters)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump threatens U.S. and world security with his “politics of fear and isolation,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday. (Reuters)

Society, Culture, and Politics

Police report demonstrations in several German cities in wake of attempt to oust the Turkish president. (WSJ)

Thousands took to the streets after Friday night’s failed military coup — not only in Turkey, but also in Germany. (WP)

How Monday’s train attack by a 17-year-old Afghan could change the German refugee debate. (WP)

After the train attack in Wurzburg, the investigation focused on unaccompanied minor refugees. (DW)

One of the biggest names in Turkish club football has declined to return for a second season, citing political unrest in the country. (CNN)


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