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Malta Leaks: Playing the Shell Game in the Mediterranean

Malta Leaks: Playing the Shell Game in the Mediterranean

May 24, 2017, 06:51 PM

Malta poses as a model member of the European Union, but it makes its living off of large European companies seeking to avoid higher tax rates back home. DER SPIEGEL went to the island nation to investigate, and found a lot of empty offices and empty words. more... Comment ]


Dodgy Gaming Business: Malta Plays Fast and Loose with Online Gambling Firms

Dodgy Gaming Business: Malta Plays Fast and Loose with Online Gambling Firms

May 24, 2017, 11:57 AM

When it comes to online gaming, Malta is a true paradise. The country's supervisory controls are loose and officials often look the other way, opening the door for possible money laundering and tax evasion, a whistleblower claims. By Christoph Pauly more...

The New York Times and the President: Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray Lady

The New York Times and the President: Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray Lady

April 28, 2017, 11:57 AM

Donald Trump bashes no other newspaper to the degree he does the New York Times. But it hasn't damaged the paper -- on the contrary. The newsroom may be exhausted, but it is more motivated than ever. By Isabell Huelsen more... Comment ]


Rape Allegations Against Real Madrid Star: 'It Has To Be Less!' Ronaldo Wrote in Text Message

Rape Allegations Against Real Madrid Star: 'It Has To Be Less!' Ronaldo Wrote in Text Message

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM

A young woman claims that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her. Following the publication of a report on the allegations, the Real Madrid player's agency dismissed the story as "journalistic fiction." But DER SPIEGEL has evidence indicating that Ronaldo was privy to negotiations with the American. By Rafael Buschmann, Christoph Winterbach, Gerhard Pfeil, Antje Windmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Trade Tensions: Donald Trump to Get a Little German Tutoring

Trade Tensions: Donald Trump to Get a Little German Tutoring

April 19, 2017, 03:05 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump has said it is "very unfair" that Germany sells more products in the United States than vice versa. Now German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is traveling to the U.S. with a paper obtained by DER SPIEGEL. The message: Trade surpluses aren't really a problem. By David Böcking and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Turkey's Struggling Economy: The Demise of the Anatolian Tiger

Turkey's Struggling Economy: The Demise of the Anatolian Tiger

March 31, 2017, 05:59 PM

Turkey's economy is suffering badly amid the country's political uncertainty. Investors have lost confidence, tourists are staying away and the lira is rapidly losing value. President Erdogan hasn't grasped the severity of the situation. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Ego Trip: Trump Steers into Global Economy Collision Course

Ego Trip: Trump Steers into Global Economy Collision Course

March 29, 2017, 04:43 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump is currently steering his country into economic isolation. Bodies like the IMF, the G-7 and the G-20 fear for the future of the global financial system. They want Germany to take on a stronger role in standing up to the Americans. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Left Behind: Germany's Race to Catch Up in the Startup World

Left Behind: Germany's Race to Catch Up in the Startup World

March 27, 2017, 11:44 AM

Although it is a business powerhouse, Germany's economy is dominated by pre-internet companies. Now the country is realizing that if it wants to remain strong, it needs to create the next Google -- and reinvent the way its entrepreneurs work. By Martin Hesse, Armin Mahler and Ann-Kathrin Nezik more... Comment ]

Neo-Nationalism in the U.S. and UK: Germany Prepares for Coming Tax Battle

Neo-Nationalism in the U.S. and UK: Germany Prepares for Coming Tax Battle

February 15, 2017, 04:14 PM

Ahead of the G-20 meeting in Baden-Baden in mid-March, threats from the U.S. and Britain to discard the international tax framework promise to dominate discussion. Germany is already planning countermeasures. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

January 21, 2017

The automobile of the future drives autonomously and runs on batteries. Daimler, VW and BMW, which have waited dangerously long to join the trend, are on the verge of the biggest upheaval in their history. Can the reboot succeed? By Simon Hage and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]