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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. July 1, 2009

    A helping hand

    Arcandor, which owns the Karstadt department stores and Primondo mail order business, filed for insolvency on June 9,...

  37. 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....

  38. 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...

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