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turn to tragedy. that's not liberation at all this is not the kind of freedom that new. how did you become an equal to islamist terror. story comes under more city has. an exclusive report from a destroyed city. philippines the sense of. starts. on d w. bricks it or artificial intelligence what dominates the heart of a trade fair well the answer is both but while a disorderly breaks it threatens to disrupt supply chains across europe germany companies try to focus on the task ahead and that is keeping pace with new technologies. also on the show spain is
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a pioneer in wind power and fresh cash into large scale renewable power projects promises to boost the sector. back up to your business i want to get jones in berlin and another day another failure by the british parliament to agree on a way forward for brics it on monday lawmakers rejected a fresh set of alternatives to the withdrawal agreement prime minister theresa may has put to the vote three times already and this means that the prospect of a britain leaving the european union without a deal ten days from now that is april the twelfth remains firmly on the table protesters of varied views took to the streets to express their frustration over the deadlock. meanwhile the ongoing breaks and uncertainty is proving expensive for german companies despite contingency plans above all there is a sense of this belief now. the cs he is the head of the german
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electrical industry association has described it as a disaster for the people of britain and the e.u. german luxury carmaker b.m.w. suspending production at its four u.k. plants calling it a four week holiday to help a company deal with any disruption resulting from a brics it and the chief executive of industrial manufacturers siemens u.k. is imploring british lawmakers to unite around a compromise breck's a deal saying that the country's political chaos is making the u.k. a locking stock now which ever way you put it industry leaders here ah busy adding ob the cost of a west case scenario. a hard meaning a no deal brax it would take the e.u. into uncharted waters and hurt companies in the blocks biggest economy germany that's the forecast from the country's main industry federation the b d i it's
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a pity that the britons decided to leave but it's it's a fact we just do not have to comment so we have to take it so what we call for now is let us hope for an orderly break that. not give so much harm to the economy on both sides of the channel if it comes to a cliff edge scenario that would really be horrible what do the numbers say according to the b d i a hard bracks it would reduce german economic growth to just zero point seven percent for this year instead of its current prediction of one point two percent and it would impact the labor market the b.t.i. says one in four german companies with business connections to britain will probably have to axe jobs if the u.k. really does leave the e.u. without a deal. well surprisingly breaks it also cast a shadow over the world's biggest industrial fair currently underway and hung over germany with many companies were about the impact it will have on their supply
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chains so is there enough time and space to present the industrial equipment on the future let's take a look. this is not a computer game real virtual manufacturing workstations are being constructed here using these virtual reality glasses to plan a can instantly see how wide the passages are and whether the materials can be easily reached by the employee's bucks plan has been in development for two and a half years already six companies from different sectors of put in orders for the software their father just as it's been for the advantages that from the outset i can experience of my own body how the assembly point works how the workstation functions i pick up a part to move it from one place to another i can incorporate the actual physical experience of how i pick it up into the planning in the plot of. a manufacturing process doesn't just require the right workstations these days it also needs a range of sensors in this system for example a microphone has been integrated it monitors background noise. never
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these kind of noises appear the system sounds the alarm just like a person it notices when something is wrong. it will be small solutions for specific problems with. supply it as an example we've seen with a microphone that can be extrapolated to other use cases to also sends a signal to in any client and that's up to the creativity of the engineers where to use this tool box. the one over trade fair shows us the factory of the future cloud providers and software manufacturers are represented along with suppliers of charging stations for electric cars. the event features some six thousand five hundred exhibitors from seventy five countries and will focus on showcasing machine learning human to machine communication and super fast five g. mobile networks. more than two hundred twenty thousand visitors are expected to descend on the fair before it ends on friday. and of course what with the hangover
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trade fair be without some power chords from helga the guitarist from the truly heavy metal robot found compressor head. of a more i'm joined by cost diski chief economist at the dba he joins us in frankfurt good to have you with us not all of that just sounds very very impressive but is germany's digital infrastructure ready for this exciting future i mean it's very clear no it's not i think the engineering part is ready for it or germany has already been good in robotics a way to get the infrastructure germany is still lagging far behind in terms of speed internet in terms of access to internet all in not only for consumers but also for companies and this is the biggest thing if we want to have machines talk to each other we should provide really a fast fast speed internet in germany. german economy minister say it will then once that germany needs to be markedly to in artificial intelligence especially
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given that when it comes to digitalisation germany already somewhat missed the boat how realistic is that. i mean in terms of artificial intelligence it can be realistic because germany has a good tradition a good track record in manufacturing in robotics in kind of outsourcing automation so therefore i'm rather positive and you're fully right because the thing is germany has missed not only the boat of digitalisation but also the boat of digital services so if the if the wave now continues to focus really again on the manufacturing part off digitalisation i think there is a chance for germany but germany really needs to speed up its to invest much more and also has to have a functioning infrastructure for digitalisation otherwise it will not work of course germany as the whole of europe is quite busy with other things right now faced with brakes it rising populism it's a member states including italy which let's remind ourselves also suffers
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a huge mountain of debt can germany can europe actually focus on topics like digitalization. i think europe and also germany has been hijacked by the weather breaks a discussion by other political discussions and yes they could if they really want to they could focus on really more future oriented topics and the big thing is here europe and germany need to come up with an investment strategy because this is not only about structural reforms this is really to take money in your hands and invest big time to provide the infrastructure for digital companies but also to provide the incentives again for european companies to invest in europe and not to invest abroad. just give their chief economist at diva thank you so much for your time. how do you turn winds into cash and save the environment that's one of the key questions representatives of the european wind palace ekta will discuss as they're
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gathering in bilbao in northern spain today why spain you may ask because the country has more to offer than just plenty of sunshine. spain is a pioneer in wind energy and we came around i became involved in the early days of the industry he spotted an opportunity in the village of undiano in the new viral region where it was and i mean it was a project started in one thousand nine hundred five and went on the grid in ninety seven for more than twenty years thirteen wind turbines have been generating electricity i'm boosting the municipal finances wind power paid for the construction of a sports facility which has become a center of village life. it's not able to take a loan from the bank and we pay it back every year with the leasing income for the wind turbines on our land. wind energy capacity had been on
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the rise in spain but stagnated as a result of the financial crisis now capacity is rising again after madrid resumed auctions for large scale renewable power projects designed to help spain mishi e.u. energy targets that's given second wind to siemens gun maser the world's second largest wind turbine manufacturer but i must confess we have fifteen factories in spain and we're seeing a big impetus for the government auctions. here in navarro three hundred workers on the day and night shifts turnouts up to six of the gigantic turbine brochures every week after the years of standstill they're now playing catch up. spain is facing a massive challenge the approved power capacity has to be installed by the end of the year that means that by then wind power installations amounting to three thousand megawatts will have to be built and hooked up. the wind power sector employees around twenty thousand people in spain wind provides around
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a fifth of the country's electricity and all signs are that the upswing will continue. to be able to reach the ambitious environmental targets will have to install another fifty thousand megawatts in spain and has been there. and rica miranda is convinced that wind power is positive for his village and the environment but he's still waiting for utility companies to deliver on an old promise if you don't workers they're going to parties are willing to accept all changes it would bring about a lot of they are closed down a power plant there as far as i know it's still in operation so these promises are rarely kept as we see. nonetheless several coal fired power plants are slated to be shut to replace them or wind turbines and solar parts will soon be shaping the spanish countryside. where at least you can still drive there were open and free roads because cities around the world suddenly getting more and more crowded with the roads clogged by more and more cars certainly more cars than
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they were ever designed for some cities like london or singapore are fighting back with. taxes charging drivers on inner city streets all during certain hours now they've installed cameras to truck drivers license plates and it's helps them ease traffic and reduce their carbon footprint and by the way the united states is also following suit new york has adopted the idea hoping to encourage commuters to switch from personal cars to public transport well good luck with that that is your business update here on the. a w from me and to the team as always thanks for keeping us company news is coming out soon.
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book of the week a rediscovered page turner about dating misadventures in heady early thirty's. but first spring is almost strong here in northern europe and it's time to put away those heavy winter coats and look forward to summer so let's see what's new on the fashion scene this year and i'll be chatting to my colleague melissa holroyd about current trends this. spring and summer fashions are about one thing. happy. says of the nineteen seventies and eighties are still making themselves felt by waistlines speak shoulders and of course the touch of disco american model tyra banks is all right with that. i thought the most beautiful in clothes from the
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seventies and the eighties hasn't come back totally literally but certain.


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