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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 ]

Gone With the Wind: Weak Returns Cripple German Renewables

Gone With the Wind: Weak Returns Cripple German Renewables

January 30, 2014, 03:19 PM

Investments in renewable energy were supposed to be a sure thing, with wind park operators promising annual returns of up to 20 percent. More often than not, however, such pledges have been illusory -- and many investors have lost their principal to boot. By Gunther Latsch, Anne Seith and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Corporation Carte Blanche: Will US-EU Trade Become Too Free?

Corporation Carte Blanche: Will US-EU Trade Become Too Free?

January 23, 2014, 01:54 PM

Opposition to the planned new trans-Atlantic free trade agreement is growing. So far, criticism has focused on the fact that the deal seems directed exclusively at economic interests. Now fears are growing that corporations will be given too much power. By Michaela Schiessl more... Comment ]