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    1. December 11, 2011

      Berlin backs Eon’s bid for Portugal stake

      The German government has stepped in to help Eon, the country’s biggest utility, secure a stake in Energias de Portugal,...

    2. December 2, 2011

      Nuclear phase-out: Germany faces ‘Herculean’ task with move to renewables

      This spring, as the German government was preparing its landmark decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022 and replace it...

    1. November 1, 2011

      A football star’s latest transfer

      Uli Hoeness rouses himself from the cushions of a soft sofa in a Berlin hotel to explain why an international football...

    2. September 26, 2011

      Media: Cologne has a talent for television production

      Berlin, Munich and Hamburg are the cities most commonly seen as the bastions of Germany’s media scene. But Cologne can...

    3. July 3, 2011

      Energy: Betting the wind farm

      Charts and drawings bestrew the Hamburg office from which Eon, the power company, is choreographing the building of its...

    4. May 30, 2011

      Business attacks Berlin nuclear rethink

      By Gerrit Wiesmann in Berlin German industry has intensified its criticism of Berlin after the government made good on its...

    5. December 30, 2010

      Greens’ rise adds to misery for FDP

      The seemingly unstoppable rise of the Green party has added to the misery of Germany’s Free Democrats, who have watched...

    6. June 29, 2010

      Reforming the global financial system

      From Dodd-Frank to Basel III, this graphic explains the current plans for global financial regulatory reform in advanced...

    7. June 25, 2010

      Germans dispute pay deal ruling

      The German government yesterday signalled it was considering legislation to quell protests from company chiefs and worker...

    8. June 24, 2010

      Bond move

      The eurozone has asked the German government's debt agency to take charge of issuing bonds for the bloc's new sovereign...

    9. June 19, 2010

      'Red-green' power shift hits Merkel

      Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, looks set to lose her hold on the German parliament's upper chamber, making it even...

    10. June 18, 2010

      Germany united

      Stas, Murat and a dozen other young Berliners are walloping a ball round an asphalt football pitch, writes Gerrit Wiesmann...

    11. June 15, 2010

      D Telekom spy case dropped

      The former chairman and chief executive of Deutsche Telekom will not face charges after a probe into spying on board members...

    12. June 3, 2010

      Berlin crackdown on short-selling

      The German government made good yesterday on a pledge to crack down on speculators by agreeing to block the speculative...

    13. May 8, 2010

      Decision on Opel aid request looms

      Opel, General Motors' European business, is hoping to get a final response from the German government on its state aid...

    14. April 3, 2010

      Rome increases security for Pope

      Police imposed a heavy security clampdown in Rome last night - with sharpshooters and metal detectors - as Pope Benedict...

    15. April 1, 2010

      Germans urged to boost demand

      The European Commission has backed French calls for Germany to boost domestic demand to help reduce economic imbalances...

    16. March 25, 2010

      Two-way rail battle likely for Arriva

      The German government has given its backing to Deutsche Bahn's proposed takeover of Arriva. However, SNCF, the French...

    17. February 27, 2010

      Germany to boost Afghan numbers

      The Bundestag has backed the German government's plan to raise the number of its troops in Afghanistan by up to 850 - from...

    18. February 27, 2010

      Berlin increases Afghan troops

      The German government yesterday secured broad parliamentary backing to raise its contingent of troops in Afghanistan from...

    19. February 5, 2010

      Green light for German tax fight

      Germany yesterday took a decisive step towards catching hundreds of potential tax-dodgers when the authorities gave the...

    20. January 19, 2010

      Israel asks Berlin for Iran sanctions

      The Israeli government used a first-ever joint cabinet meeting with a German government on German soil to press Berlin into...

    21. January 13, 2010

      Lufthansa returns to Baghdad

      Lufthansa, the German airline, yesterday signalled its confidence in Iraq's economic recovery when it became the first...

    22. January 13, 2010

      Lufthansa returns to Baghdad

      Lufthansa, the German airline, yesterday signalled its confidence in Iraq's economic recovery when it became the first...

    23. January 12, 2010

      Spain in backtrack on bold joint EU measures

      Spain backed away yesterday from contentious proposals it announced only four days earlier for rigorously enforced joint...

    24. December 9, 2009

      Lenders could control Orion

      Lenders to German cable company Orion Cable have started a process that could see them take control of the company, after...

    25. November 29, 2009

      Retailers belatedly learn the importance of customer care

      Shopping in Germany long meant dowdy displays and surly service, writes Gerrit Wiesmann. But retailers seem to have woken up...

    26. November 27, 2009

      German minister under pressure

      One of Germany's longest-serving ministers was fighting for political survival last night after the army was accused of...

    27. November 11, 2009

      K1 hedge fund plans to close

      An investment fund run by the German K1 hedge fund group plans to close and return money to creditors and investors after...

    28. November 10, 2009

      Surprise surge in German output

      German factory output surged unexpectedly in the third quarter at the strongest rate since reunification in 1990, as...

    29. November 2, 2009

      View from Europe

      Gerrit Wiesmann, Frankfurt correspondent, reports from Bitterfeld in eastern Germany on how the town has saved its...

    30. October 30, 2009

      BASF heads for dividend cut

      BASF, the world's largest maker of chemicals, is heading for its first dividend cut since the early 1990s as economic...

    31. October 13, 2009

      Interactive graphic: Afghanistan - Behind the front line

      The global debate on the purpose of Nato’s mission in Afghanistan has intensified over recent months, as the Taliban...

    32. September 1, 2009

      'Difficult' year for Bertelsmann

      German media group Bertelsmann made a net loss of €333m ($478m) in the first half of the year, against a profit of €372m in...

    33. August 13, 2009

      Eurozone output falls back again

      The volume of goods leaving factories in the eurozone declined in June after rising in May for the first time in many...

    34. July 9, 2009

      German output driven higher

      German industrial production was 3.7 per cent higher in May against a month earlier, the fastest increase in nearly 16...

    35. July 8, 2009

      German orders jump in May

      German companies in May saw orders for their products surge at a rate not recorded for almost two years, the strongest...

    36. June 15, 2009

      US plays for fighter domination

      Outside the imagination of small children, the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft rarely face off against one another....

    37. May 21, 2009

      German government ponders fate of ailing Arcandor

      Berlin will decide as early as next week whether to give Arcandor, the ailing German retailer, a €650m ($894m) government...

    38. May 19, 2009

      Arcandor open to Metro tie-up talk

      Arcandor said it was only prepared to talk to rival Metro about its proposal to merge their department store chains once...

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