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Electric Dreams Porsche's Quest to Make Eco-Friendly Sports Cars

Porsche is trying to reinvent itself in the wake of Germany's diesel-emissions scandal by turning itself into an environmentally friendly sports-car company. It's a billion-euro bet with enormous possibilities -- and enormous risk. Von Frank Dohmen und Simon Hage
27. Februar 2019, 13:16 Uhr

A Child Prodigy's Fate Jadon Sancho's Path to the Bundesliga

Young English football star Jadon Sancho is electrifying the Bundesliga, Germany's top league. Manchester City spent years trying to secure the player for the long term, even apparently resorting to irregular payments. But he landed in Germany nonetheless. Von Rafael Buschmann und Christoph Winterbach
22. Februar 2019, 18:03 Uhr

Running On Empty Germany Lags Behind Asia in E-Car Battery Race

The Chinese conglomerate CATL wants to build Europe's largest electric car battery plant near Erfurt, Germany. Having failed to build a gigafactory of their own, German carmakers are worried the project represents a mortal threat. Von Alexander Jung
22. Februar 2019, 16:40 Uhr

Monsanto Merger Migraine Safe Or Not, Roundup Is Toxic for Bayer

German multinational Bayer underestimated the risks of acquiring Monsanto. Now, the company is desperately seeking to contain the damage by selling business divisions and cutting jobs. So far, though, none of these moves have helped. Von Frank Dohmen, Martin Hesse und Armin Mahler
10. Januar 2019, 15:50 Uhr

End of the Boom Germany Prepares for an Economic Downturn

Clouds are gathering on the horizon of the global economy and the risk of a recession is growing. Many experts believe that the international banking system is unprepared and Germany has begun getting ready for the worst. Von Christian Reiermann
8. Januar 2019, 18:19 Uhr

Women in Startups 'The Most Successful Teams Are Diverse Teams'

The startup world is known for being dominated by men. With The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, entrepreneur and investor Sarah Chen wants to change this by channeling $1 billion towards women-led and gender-diverse projects. Von Simone Salden
4. Januar 2019, 18:03 Uhr

Pinhas Zahavi Inside the World of a Powerful Football Agent

Football agent Pinhas Zahavi sought to free Robert Lewandowski from his contract with Bayern Munich this summer. The Israeli is one of the most influential professionals in the business. He brought Neymar to Paris, but was also involved in murky deals with underage players.
9. November 2018, 18:00 Uhr

SpaceX Chief Engineer Hans Königsmann 'I Am Too Old for Mars'

The problems are piling up for Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire behind SpaceX. Could the space exploration company one day jettison its embattled founder? We asked Chief Engineer for Launches Hans Königsmann to weigh in. Von Christoph Seidler
4. Oktober 2018, 16:42 Uhr

Smoke and Mirrors Big Tobacco's Dubious Health-Conscious Makeover

Tobacco companies claim they want to move away from cigarettes and focus on expanding the market for healthier electronic devices. But outside of Europe and the United States, they are still working to hook as many people on cigarettes as possible, even if it breaks the law. Von Hauke Goos und Ann-Kathrin Nezik
25. September 2018, 11:04 Uhr

Going Global Newspaper Could Help Rebrand China Abroad

The South China Morning Post has been reporting from Hong Kong for 115 years. Internet giant Alibaba bought the newspaper in 2015 in what appears to be an effort to turn it into a global media brand. Von Ann-Kathrin Nezik
23. August 2018, 11:47 Uhr

Economic Superpower Chinese Expansion Has Germany on the Defensive

The German economy has grown dependent on China in a development that is now coming back to haunt it. With a global trade war brewing, it will be impossible for the government in Berlin to please both Beijing and Washington. It's time for a new strategy. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
24. Mai 2018, 18:03 Uhr

Currency Cold War Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

Despite a booming economy, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a weaker dollar, a move that threatens to jeopardize Europe's fragile economic upswing. There's very little the European Central Bank can do to fight back. Von Tim Bartz und Martin Hesse
14. Februar 2018, 12:40 Uhr

Brown Coal, Fool's Gold Can Germany Break Its Lignite Habit?

Can Germany finally turn its back on brown coal? It will have to in order to reach its CO2 reduction pledges. But lignite is a reliable source of cheap energy and provides lots of jobs in economically fragile regions. Von Benedikt Becker, Frank Dohmen, Gerald Traufetter und Steffen Winter
22. November 2017, 17:48 Uhr