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Third Time's a Charm: Airbus Has Fewer Headaches with New A350 Jet

Third Time's a Charm: Airbus Has Fewer Headaches with New A350 Jet

May 05, 2014, 05:56 PM

The new A350 from European airplane manufacturer Airbus is expected to go into service this year. The long-haul plane, which can carry up to 300 passengers, is experencing far fewer problems than the A380 or its Boeing competitor, the 787 Dreamliner. By Marco Evers in Toulouse, France more... Comment ]


Out of Ammo? The Eroding Power of Central Banks

Out of Ammo? The Eroding Power of Central Banks

April 16, 2014, 01:06 PM

Since the financial crisis, central banks have slashed interest rates, purchased vast quantities of sovereign bonds and bailed out banks. Now, though, their influence appears to be on the wane with measures producing paltry results. Do they still have control? By Michael Sauga and Anne Seith more... Comment ]


Victim of Its Own Success: German Jobs Program for Southern Europeans Falls Short

Victim of Its Own Success: German Jobs Program for Southern Europeans Falls Short

April 11, 2014, 03:10 PM

When Germany announced a program to attract jobless young adults from Southern Europe, they had no idea how high demand would be. Funding has temporarily run out for travel, training and language learning subsidies. By Markus Dettmer and Claus Hecking more... Comment ]

Bird Strike: Backlash Stirs Against Lufthansa Pilots

Bird Strike: Backlash Stirs Against Lufthansa Pilots

April 11, 2014, 11:07 AM

Last week's three-day strike at Lufthansa drew attention to structural problems at a company that is critical to Germany's globalized economy. The flag carrier is losing ground against competitors but its pilots are remaining firm. By Dinah Deckstein more... Comment ]

WSJ Editor Gerard Baker: 'Journalism Is Not a Dying Business'

WSJ Editor Gerard Baker: 'Journalism Is Not a Dying Business'

April 03, 2014, 05:14 PM

In an interview, Gerard Baker, the editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal, discusses the wave of billionaires diving head first into the journalism business and his own newspaper's evolution after seven years of ownership by Rupert Murdoch. Interview Conducted By Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

'No Reason for Concern': Energy Exec Says Ukraine Crisis Not Bad for Business

'No Reason for Concern': Energy Exec Says Ukraine Crisis Not Bad for Business

March 17, 2014, 03:25 PM

The political crisis between Europe and Russia continues to worsen and sanctions are coming. But Johannes Teyssen, CEO of utility giant E.on is unconcerned. He says the Moscow-Berlin partnership has promoted peace on the continent and warns against gambling it away. An Interview by Frank Dohmen and Stefan Schultz more... Comment ]

Bank Oversight: Europe Stressed by Approaching Stress Tests

Bank Oversight: Europe Stressed by Approaching Stress Tests

March 05, 2014, 02:23 PM

Thousands of ECB auditors have begun examining the balance sheets of euro-zone banks. Stress tests are coming soon. With the European Central Bank in charge of oversight, many hope the EU's financial industry will return to health. But there are risks. By Martin Hesse, Christoph Pauly and Anne Seith more... Comment ]

Kirch Settlement: Deutsche Bank's Ongoing Legal Woes

Kirch Settlement: Deutsche Bank's Ongoing Legal Woes

February 26, 2014, 02:29 PM

A settlement has been reached in the 12-year legal battle between the heirs of the late media mogul Leo Kirch and Deutsche Bank. But Germany's largest lender hasn't seen the last of its legal headaches. By Dinah Deckstein and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

Interest Rate Blues: Emerging Nations Demand Western Support

Interest Rate Blues: Emerging Nations Demand Western Support

February 19, 2014, 05:58 PM

At the G-20 finance ministers' meeting in Sydney, emerging economies will push for joint action to halt rising interest rates. But the industrialized nations want nothing to do with it and are instead arguing that each country should solve its own problems. By Martin Hesse and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Digital Independence: NSA Scandal Boosts German Tech Industry

Digital Independence: NSA Scandal Boosts German Tech Industry

February 04, 2014, 03:17 PM

The German IT sector is hoping to profit from trust lost in American technology firms in the aftermath of the NSA spying scandal. But critics warn that plans to create a European routing system could affect the openness of the Internet. By Hilmar Schmundt and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]