Corruption crackdown in China
A big anti-corruption campaign is underway in China. Some of the world's biggest brands are being targeted, including automakers Audi, Daimler, and Chrysler. In the latest case, China's anti-corruption authorities are investigating management at a joint venture between Volkswagen and a Chinese state-owned firm.
Reforms needed in Serbia
The relationship between Europe and the former Balkan nations is in focus this week. The German government has invited political leaders to Berlin to throw a spotlight on the region's relationship with Europe. Serbia is an EU candidate, but first it must carry out economic reforms -- including in the energy sector.
German apples for China
The trade war between Russia and the west over its role in Ukraine is hitting food producers hard. Ever since Russia banned imports like fruit, meat and vegetables, business have been trying to find new markets. German apple growers, for example, are looking towards Asia to sell this year's bumper crop.