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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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. June 25, 2010

      Germans dispute pay deal ruling

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

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. June 18, 2010

      Germany united

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

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 -...

    15. February 27, 2010

      Berlin increases Afghan troops

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. November 2, 2009

      View from Europe

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

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. April 24, 2009

      Franz lined up as Lufthansa chief

      Lufthansa, the German airline, looks set to appoint Christoph Franz, the head of its Swiss airline unit, as group chief...

    28. April 23, 2009

      News Corp raises Premiere stake

      German pay-TV group Premiere yesterday completed a €450m ($585m) capital increase, which saw Rupert Murdoch's News...

    29. April 2, 2009

      Qimonda enters into bankruptcy

      Qimonda, the insolvent German memory-chip maker, yesterday entered formal bankruptcy proceedings as its search for an...

    30. March 30, 2009

      Tui and ESAS bolster Air Berlin

      German and Turkish investors are taking significant minority stakes in Air Berlin, the number two German carrier,...

    31. February 27, 2009

      BASF fears 'even greater decline'

      BASF, the world's largest chemicals company, has been hit by its first quarterly loss in seven years as the economic...

    32. February 27, 2009

      Tui warns over Hapag stake sale

      Tui yesterday said the immediate cash inflow from the sale of a stake in Hapag-Lloyd would fall by €400m ($510m) to...

    33. February 16, 2009

      Right-wingers in Dresden march

      About 6,000 neo-Nazis and extreme right-wingers joined a march through Dresden on Saturday to mark the destruction of...

    34. February 12, 2009

      Brussels to probe Lufthansa deal

      The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the planned takeover of Austrian Airlines by...

    35. February 12, 2009

      Brussels to probe Lufthansa deal

      The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into the planned takeover of Austrian Airlines by...

    36. February 5, 2009

      BASF considers options for unit

      BASF, the world's largest chemicals maker, is looking to sell or find a partner for its unit that makes chemicals for...

    37. February 4, 2009

      German retail sales slide further

      German shoppers failed to ride to the rescue of their country's economy at the end of last year, official figures...

    38. January 28, 2009

      Retailers lead way as business confidence rises

      German government plans to grease Europe's largest economy with extra public spending appear to have lifted retailers'...

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