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  1. FT Alphaville

    May 4, 2010

    Who's buying Greek bonds?

    These 15 (German) men: Plus four others, and one woman, according to the Monday edition of German paper Handelsblatt. The...

  2. May 3, 2010

    Germans urged to buy Greek bonds

    A direct appeal to Germans to support Greece by buying its bonds has been launched by one of the country’s newspapers in an...

  1. November 23, 2007

    Dollar's role is safe from euro challenge

    Less than six years ago, as euro notes and coins were launched, politicians sought to champion the new currency. "The euro...

  2. November 23, 2007

    Dollar's role is seen as safe from challenge of the euro

    Less than six years ago, as euro notes and coins were launched, politicians sought to champion the new currency. "The euro...

  3. November 23, 2007

    Dollar safe from challenge of the euro

    Less than six years ago, as euro notes and coins were launched, politicians sought to champion the new currency. “The euro...

  4. April 26, 2006

    Observer: Starstruck

    Investment banking is as susceptible to celebrity as any other business. The man turning heads in Germany now is Stefan...

  5. February 28, 2006

    French expect support for flight ticket tax to fund aid

    France expects up to 10 countries to support an international tax on airline tickets during a development conference that...

  6. February 27, 2006

    France expects support for new air ticket tax

    France expects up to 10 countries to support an international tax on airline tickets during a development conference that...

  7. February 24, 2006

    Steinbrück urges less welfare and more innovation

    Germany must shift resources from welfare spending to innovation and not rely on savings alone to tackle the crushing...

  8. February 24, 2006

    Observer: Steinbrück stuck

    By yesterday Peer Steinbrück, German finance minister, had had enough of the media reports this week that he was dishing out...

  9. February 23, 2006

    Germany ‘cannot save its way out of deficit’

    Germany must revive its economy and labour market if it is to resolve its crushing fiscal problems, the country’s finance...

  10. November 11, 2005

    Observer: Fond farewell

    Emotional scenes in Brussels this week when Hans Eichel, Germany's fiscally-challenged finance minister, said goodbye to...

  11. October 27, 2005

    Fraport sale could give shares liquidity

    The cash-strapped German government has sold its 18.2 per cent stake in Fraport, operator of Frankfurtairport, for €675m...

  12. October 20, 2005

    Germany 'set for slow oil shock recovery'

    Germany's recovery from the oil shock will be sluggish, according to the country's six leading economic research...

  13. September 12, 2005

    Observer: Auction bloc

    After seven years of service, Schröder's coalition of Social Democrats and Greens is heading towards the history books. When...

  14. September 5, 2005

    Germany faces bigger deficit than expected

    Germany's new government will face a far deeper hole in the public coffers than foreseen in the current budget when it...

  15. September 4, 2005

    Germany faces bigger deficit than expected

    Germany's new government will face a far deeper hole in the public coffers than foreseen in the current budget when it takes...

  16. August 22, 2005

    SPD chairman 'would back grand coalition'

    The chairman of Gerhard Schröder's Social Democratic party said at the weekend he would back a grand coalition with the...

  17. August 21, 2005

    SPD chair backs grand coalition with CDU

    The chairman of Gerhard Schröder's Social Democratic party said at the weekend he would back a grand coalition with the...

  18. August 1, 2005

    Former ECB chief Duisenberg found dead

    Wim Duisenberg, former president of the European Central Bank, was found dead yesterday at his villa in the south of...

  19. July 31, 2005

    Former ECB chief Duisenberg found dead

    Wim Duisenberg, former president of the European Central Bank, was found dead on Sunday at his villa in the south of France....

  20. July 19, 2005

    Ecofin? Who has he signed for?

    Gordon Brown has been accused of failing to take his duties seriously as chairman of the monthly European Union finance...

  21. July 18, 2005

    Mudlark: Ecofin? Who has he signed for?

    Gordon Brown has been accused of failing to take his duties seriously as chairman of the monthly European Union finance...

  22. July 14, 2005

    Eichel peppers budget speech with attacks on CDU manifesto

    Hans Eichel, the German finance minister, launched a blistering attack on the opposition's election manifesto yesterday as...

  23. July 13, 2005

    Eichel budget speech attacks CDU manifesto

    Hans Eichel, the German finance minister, launched a blistering attack on the opposition’s election manifesto on Wednesday...

  24. July 13, 2005

    EU budget blues

    When Hans Eichel says Germany “could” stay within the European Union's budget deficit limit in 2006, it is hardly likely to...

  25. June 24, 2005

    The Eichel Plan

    With three months to go before the German general election, and chancellor Gerhard Schröder's Social Democrats even lower...

  26. June 16, 2005

    Eichel and Snow 'seek hedge fund clarity'

    Hans Eichel, Germany's finance minister, said on Thursday he had secured the backing of John Snow, the US Treasury...

  27. June 13, 2005

    SPD seeks to kickstart growth with wage boost

    Senior members of Germany's ruling but battered Social Democrats have made a fresh attempt to pacify leftwing party rebels...

  28. June 11, 2005

    Britain presses G7 for debt write-off

    Gordon Brown, chancellor, last night stepped up pressure for a write-off of $55bn (£30bn) of poor country debt when he said...

  29. June 10, 2005

    Britain presses G7 for debt write-off

    Gordon Brown, the UK chancellor, on Friday night stepped up pressure for a write-off of $55bn of poor country debt when he...

  30. June 10, 2005

    Zooropa shakes up Europa

    José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, must wish Bono would come to see him every day. He spoke of giving...

  31. June 9, 2005

    Ministers alarmed by ECJ tax case

    A legal challenge to the rules stopping UK-based multinationals from exploiting low tax rates in other European Union...

  32. June 9, 2005

    Observer - Europe

    Zooropa shakes up Europa José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, must wish Bono would come to see him every...

  33. June 8, 2005

    German opposition sounds gloomy note on continuing deficit

    Germany will not bring its budget deficit in line with the European Union's fiscal rules until 2007 at the earliest,...

  34. June 8, 2005

    Call to weigh impact of M&S tax case

    Hans Eichel, German finance minister, yesterday called for a high-level committee of tax experts to assess the implications...

  35. June 8, 2005

    Is the euro forever? As the strains turn to pain, its foundations look far from secure

    Two weeks ago, Hans Eichel, the German finance minister, and Axel Weber, president of the Bundesbank, held a private...

  36. June 7, 2005

    Budget busting

    Forget the wailing about empty coffers. With only three months to go before Germany's early general election, government...

  37. June 4, 2005

    Polls exact a harsh toll on faltering euro

    The beleaguered euro took a beating this week, slumping to eight- and nine-month lows against the dollar, yen and sterling....

  38. June 3, 2005

    Polls take their toll on struggling euro

    The beleaguered euro took a beating this week, slumping to eight and nine-month lows against the dollar, yen and sterling....

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