International: Business archive

Shell Game: Ronaldo, Mourinho and the Paper Trail to the Caribbean

Shell Game: Ronaldo, Mourinho and the Paper Trail to the Caribbean

December 09, 2016, 06:14 PM

They are at the pinnacle of the sport, but Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho have also proven to be magicians off the pitch as well -- when it comes to their dealings with tax authorities. They both used shell companies in the Caribbean to collect their marketing earnings. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Asleep at the Wheel: German Leaders at Odds with Industry over Electric Cars

Asleep at the Wheel: German Leaders at Odds with Industry over Electric Cars

December 01, 2016, 03:28 PM

The government in Berlin fears that German automobile companies are lagging behind as electric cars pick up speed around the world. Faced with immense challenges and the potential loss of tens of thousands of jobs, the industry is still pushing its gas guzzlers. By Horand Knaup, Michael Sauga and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

The Deutsche Bank Downfall: How a Pillar of German Banking Lost Its Way

The Deutsche Bank Downfall: How a Pillar of German Banking Lost Its Way

October 28, 2016, 11:02 AM

For most of its 146 years, Deutsche Bank was the embodiment of German values: reliable and safe. Now, the once-proud institution is facing the abyss. SPIEGEL tells the story of how Deutsche's 1990s rush to join the world banking elite paved the way for its own downfall. By Ullrich Fichtner, Hauke Goos and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]


The Hate Factory: When Free Speech and German Law Collide on Facebook

The Hate Factory: When Free Speech and German Law Collide on Facebook

October 06, 2016, 06:09 PM

American authorities are fining companies like Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank billions of dollars for violating the law. In Germany, though, where Facebook is allowing mass violations of hate speech legislation, the government is letting the social media platform get away scot-free. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

Dieselgate in Europe: How Officials Ignored Years of Emissions Evidence

Dieselgate in Europe: How Officials Ignored Years of Emissions Evidence

August 19, 2016, 11:31 AM

When American authorities revealed that Volkswagen used software to trick pollution tests, it spurred widespread outrage. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL show that European officials knew about the deception for years -- but didn't act on it. By Markus Becker and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]


Crowding Out the Locals: Are Weekend Trips Ruining Europe's Cities?

Crowding Out the Locals: Are Weekend Trips Ruining Europe's Cities?

August 04, 2016, 02:57 PM

Short city trips have become a national pastime for Germans and other Europeans. But the things that delight tourists elicit groans from locals in cities like Berlin, Prague and Barcelona. With residents under pressure, protests are growing. By Dinah Deckstein and Alexander Kühn more... Comment ]

Diesel Emissions: EU Commission Has Known for Years about Manipluation

Diesel Emissions: EU Commission Has Known for Years about Manipluation

July 15, 2016, 05:57 PM

The European Commission insists that it knew nothing about diesel emissions manipulations perpetrated by Volkswagen and other automobile manufacturers. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE show otherwise. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]


Business Insider CEO: 'There Are No Must-Read Publications Any More'

Business Insider CEO: 'There Are No Must-Read Publications Any More'

May 20, 2016, 10:56 AM

Henry Blodget, editor-in-chief of Business Insider, talks to SPIEGEL about the future of digital media, the likelihood of another dot-com bubble and about his own checkered past on Wall Street. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen more... Comment ]

Lucrative Loot: The Murky World of the Ancient Artifact Market

Lucrative Loot: The Murky World of the Ancient Artifact Market

April 14, 2016, 01:16 PM

A new law in Germany seeks to eliminate the trade in ancient artifacts. It was written to target people like Leonardo Patterson, whose long career selling plundered objects from Central America throws a spotlight on the dubious industry. By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]


The Dubious Patron: Inside the Shadowy World of Show Jumping Sponsors

The Dubious Patron: Inside the Shadowy World of Show Jumping Sponsors

April 11, 2016, 03:15 PM

Obtaining top show jumping horses is a multimillion-euro business. For a leading rider like Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, this means finding a deep-pocketed backer. Often these patrons can have dubious backgrounds -- a look into a world with few scruples. By Rafael Buschmann, Jörg Diehl and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]