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Risky Business

Wracked by the financial crisis of 2008, banks around the globe have been bailed out with public money and pilloried by public opinion. Still, European governments have yet to find common ground on ways to curb risky trading and regulate dangerous banking practices.

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2018

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, 59, says its time for a Europe-wide unemployment insurance system and to resuscitate the financial transaction tax. Italy, he says, will fall into line. An Interview by Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

Interview with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on Eurozone Reforms: 'We Won't Simply Rubberstamp Everything'

Interview with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on Eurozone Reforms: 'We Won't Simply Rubberstamp Everything'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 19, 2018

All eyes have been on Germany and France recently when it comes to reforming the European common currency. But in an interview with DER SPIEGEL, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, 51, says that the Netherlands should not be ignored. Interview Conducted by Peter Müller and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Frankfurt's Uncertain Future: Brexit Winner, Brexit Loser

Frankfurt's Uncertain Future: Brexit Winner, Brexit Loser

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 30, 2018

Frankfurt is booming and thousands of investment bankers are heading for the German financial capital as a result of Brexit. But can the city handle the influx? Its already fragile social structures are being stretched to the breaking point. By Tim Bartz and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

Wanting to 'Make Some More Millions': Ocampo's Offshore Companies

Wanting to 'Make Some More Millions': Ocampo's Offshore Companies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 05, 2017

Former International Criminal Court chief Luis Moreno Ocampo owned offshore companies in Caribbean tax havens. What was their purpose? By Sven Becker more... Comment ]


A Shrinking Giant: EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos

A Shrinking Giant: EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 11, 2017

Under Donald Trump's leadership, the U.S. is in the process of forfeiting its position of economic supremacy. An internal EU document shows that the Europeans are worried. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

The G-20 in an Unjust World: Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

The G-20 in an Unjust World: Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 05, 2017

In Hamburg this week, thousands are preparing to launch protests against the exploitation of labor, the degredation of the environment and the extremes of capitalism. To solve the world's problems, a radically new approach is necessary. By Alexander Jung more... Video | 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

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2016

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 ]

Sheikh Up: Qatari Investors Eyeing Control of Deutsche Bank

Sheikh Up: Qatari Investors Eyeing Control of Deutsche Bank

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 07, 2016

Strategic errors, massive fines and attacks by speculators have created a major crisis for Germany's most important bank. Now, investors from Qatar, who already own some 10 percent of Deutsche Bank, are considering taking control. By Martin Hesse and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Mario Bothers: Germany Takes Aim at the European Central Bank

Mario Bothers: Germany Takes Aim at the European Central Bank

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 08, 2016

Business and political leaders in Germany are increasingly frustrated with the monetary policies of European Central Bank head Mario Draghi. Recently, the confrontation has threatened to become damaging to the euro zone. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2015

Criticism of Germany's role in the recent negotiations over Greece's future has been fierce. SPIEGEL speaks with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about the government in Athens, his own feelings about a Grexit and his relationship with Chancellor Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]