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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.

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 ]


Currency Concerns: Strong Franc Doesn't Dismay Swiss Business Leaders

Currency Concerns: Strong Franc Doesn't Dismay Swiss Business Leaders

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2015

The strong franc poses a serious threat to the export-driven Swiss economy. But the country's captains of industry remain bullish. How come they aren't more worried? By Sven Böll and Horand Knaup more... Comment ]

French EU Commissioner Moscovici: 'A Grexit Would Be a Catastrophe'

French EU Commissioner Moscovici: 'A Grexit Would Be a Catastrophe'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 13, 2015

In an interview, EU currency commissioner Pierre Moscovici, 57, discusses efforts in Brussels to ensure that Greece remains in the euro zone and why he believes a Greek exit would be a disaster for Europe. Interview by René Pfister and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]


Thomas Piketty on the Euro Zone: 'We Have Created a Monster'

Thomas Piketty on the Euro Zone: 'We Have Created a Monster'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 10, 2015

In an interview with SPIEGEL, celebrated French economist Thomas Piketty speaks about Alexis Tsipras' election victory in Greece, Europe's inability to fix its financial woes and what EU leaders can learn from the United States. Interview by Julia Amalia Heyer and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

The Grexit Dilemma: What Would Happen if Greece Leaves the Euro Zone?

The Grexit Dilemma: What Would Happen if Greece Leaves the Euro Zone?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 20, 2015

Banks across Europe, including the European Central Bank, are preparing for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone. With Athens and Brussels still at odds, such an eventuality seems more realistic than ever. But how disruptive would a Grexit really be? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis: 'Austerity Has Done Nothing to Solve Greece's Problems'

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis: 'Austerity Has Done Nothing to Solve Greece's Problems'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 16, 2015

Greek Finance Minister Giannis Varoufakis has had little luck convincing his EU counterparts that Athens needs a debt cut. He speaks with SPIEGEL about why austerity has failed, how aid conditions are like waterboarding and where the bailout money went. Interview by Thomas Hüetlin and Alexander Neubacher more... Comment ]

Euro Poker: Greece and EU at Loggerheads Ahead of Monday Meeting

Euro Poker: Greece and EU at Loggerheads Ahead of Monday Meeting

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 16, 2015

Greece is insisting on the relaxation of conditions relating to emergency aid, but the euro zone no longer fears the consequences of a Grexit. Both sides are digging in ahead of Monday's finance minister meeting. By Martin Hesse, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]