Investments Archive

German election; More NAFTA and Brexit talks; Tax reform

1. Germany’s election: Angela Merkel won a fourth term as German Chancellor. She went against Martin Schulz of the Social Democratic Party in Sunday’s election. Merkel, 63, has led the European Union’s largest economy for more than 11 years. Germans voted for seats in the Bundestag, the country’s parliament. Now Merkel will have to put a coalition government

NAFTA negotiators may get tough in Round 3

No more Mr. Nice Guys. That’s the tone heading into Round 3 of the renegotiation of NAFTA, the trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Talks kickoff Saturday in Ottawa, Canada, and all sides have signaled plans to bring a heavier hand to the negotiations, which have yet to produce much progress on key issues. American

Lego slashes 1,400 jobs as sales slump

Lego will cut 1,400 jobs as part of a broad overhaul of its strategy after a decade of rapid growth. The job cuts, which account for roughly 8% of the toymaker’s workforce, were announced alongside a drop in profit and sales for the first six months of 2017. The Danish company hasn’t suffered an annual