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Game for the Wealthy: The Ongoing Battle against Tax Havens

Game for the Wealthy: The Ongoing Battle against Tax Havens

November 10, 2017, 06:04 PM

The Paradise Papers offer only the most recent look into the widespread practice of tax avoidance. Governments around the world have taken steps recently to block such strategies, but it is unclear whether they will ultimately be successful. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Digital Darwinism: We Need New Rules for the Internet Economy

Digital Darwinism: We Need New Rules for the Internet Economy

November 03, 2017, 06:12 PM

Antitrust laws only go so far when addressing companies that don't produce any physical goods. It is time to negotiate a new set of rules. Otherwise, our future economy will be dominated by just a few companies. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Armin Mahler more... Comment ]

Out of Nowhere: The Three Students Who Uncovered 'Dieselgate'

Out of Nowhere: The Three Students Who Uncovered 'Dieselgate'

October 23, 2017, 10:26 AM

The diesel emissions scandal has already cost Volkswagen 25 billion euros, and no end is in sight. But how did it start? In a corrugated iron shack in the forests of West Virginia, discovered by a trio of university students. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]


Airbus Corruption Scandal: A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros

Airbus Corruption Scandal: A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros

October 19, 2017, 06:23 PM

In the Airbus corruption scandal, CEO Airbus has pointed the finger at a Paris-based sales division. But according to information obtained by DER SPIEGEL, he authorized an 80-million-euro severance package for the former head of that division, Jean-Paul Gut. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Dinah Deckstein, Gunther Latsch, Jörg Schmitt and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Exploring the 'Bullshit Castle': Airbus Corruption Scandal May Lead Straight to the Top

Exploring the 'Bullshit Castle': Airbus Corruption Scandal May Lead Straight to the Top

October 09, 2017, 11:47 AM

A potentially vast corruption scandal threatens to overrun Airbus, with a Paris-based sales group suspected of having paid bribes around the world. German CEO Tom Enders is leading the clean-up effort, but documents reveal that he might not be as spotless as he claims. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

September 15, 2017, 08:29 PM

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been struggling to adapt to the advent of the electric car, held back by conservatism and internal challenges. Now, Tesla is making inroads in Germany -- and the country's automakers face an uncertain future. By Simon Hage more... Comment ]

Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

July 20, 2017, 01:01 PM

The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]


Tainting the Beautiful Game: How Asian Match-Fixers Are Infiltrating European Football

Tainting the Beautiful Game: How Asian Match-Fixers Are Infiltrating European Football

June 28, 2017, 12:59 PM

Asian investors are buying into European football clubs, bringing money, new players and hope along with them. But some are engaged in match-fixing, manipulating games and earning millions off crooked bets. They have already infiltrated a number of teams. By Rafael Buschmann and Tim Röhn more... Comment ]

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...