A meeting between Germany's
foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sent very
negative signals for bilateral relations, China's ambassador to
Germany said on Wednesday, adding that the foreign ministry in
Beijing had summoned the German ambassador in protest.
Mike Ashley, the founder and
chief executive of Sports Direct International, was
re-elected to the British sporting goods retailer's board on
Wednesday, though nearly a quarter of independent shareholders
voted against him.
U.S. President Donald Trump has
suggested that the U.S. Federal Reserve drive interest rates
into negative territory. He says his motivation was to refinance
the U.S. government's $22 trillion in outstanding debt and
lengthen the amount of time over which it is repaid.
German Chancellor Angela
Merkel's coalition government is split over the creation of a
climate foundation that would aim to attract funds from citizens
by issuing 'green bonds' with state-subsidised interest rates.