International: Business archive
May 06, 2015, 01:46 PM
Six words recently inflamed a decades-long battle between the two families behind Volkswagen and Porsche. It underscored how dangerous the dynasty has become for Germany's largest carmaker and how the company threatens to grow out of touch. more...
April 10, 2015, 10:18 AM
Last year, Berlin passed a law banning unregistered vacation rentals in the city because of a shortage of residential housing. A sharp increase in tourism and the popularity of renting private apartments is exacerbating a serious problem. more... [ Comment ]
April 09, 2015, 12:00 PM
A Chinese executive with shipping company Cosco has helped transform part of Athen's Port of Piraeus into a success story. The multinational firm now has a controversial plan to acquire the whole facility and put it on track to join the ranks of Hamburg and Rotterdam. more... [ Comment ]
April 01, 2015, 07:56 PM
An aim of IMI was to make the European pharmaceutical industry more competitive. But as the Combacte project shows, the real beneficiaries were often meant to be elsewhere. more...
April 01, 2015, 07:47 PM
IMI is hoping to bring together representatives of industry, small- and medium-sized businesses and academics -- but in doing so, it is alienating many universities in Europe. Mid-sized research institutes are also having a tough time. more...
April 01, 2015, 07:09 PM
Few IMI projects are more controversial: Patient representatives are schooled in EUPATI in order to better understand the development of medicines. But critics fear this could lead to prohibited influence. more...
April 01, 2015, 07:03 PM
IMI's research projects are intended to create the medicines that are most essential to mankind. But instead of following WHO's priorities, IMI often pursues the pharmaceutical industry's agenda. more...
February 20, 2015, 01:14 PM
A spirit of enthusiasm has infused the office of the once troubled Washington Post following its purchase in August by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He is turning the newspaper into a laboratory for the digital future. Can he save a sick industry? more... [ Comment ]
January 28, 2015, 11:08 AM
The recent decision by the European Central Bank to open the monetary floodgates has weakened the euro and is boosting the German economy. But the move increases the threat of turbulence on the financial markets and could trigger a currency war. more... [ Comment ]
January 26, 2015, 04:22 PM
With broad public resistance and a European Parliament majority against it, EU officials are rethinking their positions on the proposed free-trade agreement with Washington. Many fear investor protection rules will wreak havoc on national laws. more... [ Comment ]