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  1. April 12, 2012

    Banking: Double entry at Deutsche

    If any financial institution embodies what “too big to fail” means, it might be Germany’s Deutsche Bank. The flagship lender...

  2. April 1, 2012

    Investor with a novel sideline

    Elizabeth Corley has plenty of ways to gauge the depths of the financial crisis. But one measure is perhaps unique for a...

  1. September 26, 2011

    August Oetker: A pudding maker with its finger in many other pies

    The state’s obvious industrial centre of gravity is the densely-populated area along the Rhine and Ruhr rivers to the west....

  2. September 26, 2011

    Ambitions clash with financial realities

    Two events on the same day this month said a lot about how Germany’s most populous state sees its economic future. At a coal...

  3. September 26, 2011

    Finance industry: Demise of WestLB is a sign of changing times

    The decline of Düsseldorf as a financial centre has been a disappointing aspect of North Rhine-Westphalia’s economic...

  4. September 26, 2011

    Football: Success of local clubs puts region on the map

    North Rhine-Westphalia might have lost ground economically to places such as Bavaria, but it has had more to boast about...

  5. September 21, 2011

    SABMiller chief happy but not overjoyed

    For Graham Mackay, nailing Foster’s may be his final takeover after 14 years at the helm of SABMiller, the world’s...

  6. June 21, 2011

    Mackay’s final act at the helm

    When SABMiller unveiled its annual results late last month, chief executive Graham Mackay said he felt the group’s low level...

  7. June 13, 2011

    Deutsche Börse: Exchange seeks transatlantic boost

    One of Frankfurt’s most important financial institutions, Deutsche Börse, faces changes that will have a far-reaching and...

  8. May 5, 2011

    SABMiller’s finance chief to retire

    SABMiller is ushering in a new era after Malcolm Wyman, who has served as chief financial officer for the past decade,...

  9. April 5, 2011

    Schneller Blick: Frankfurt patient on NYSE prize

    Nasdaq and ICE’s interest in taking over NYSE Euronext is of course a potentially big complication for Deutsche Börse’s own...

  10. February 12, 2011

    WestLB closes in on asset sales

    WestLB’s owners are close to agreeing to cut the bank’s assets by about one-third in a plan they believe will be approved...

  11. November 23, 2010

    German discount pioneers flatten

    Germany’s biggest economic crisis in decades seemed likely to provide another boost for the hard discount model beloved of...

  12. August 22, 2010

    Interactive graphic: Bank CEO pay 2009

    When the Financial Times decided in late 2009 to conduct its inaugural survey of bank chief executive pay, the industry had...

  13. 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...

  14. June 29, 2010

    Education: A concentration of economic know-how

    Frankfurt’s attempts to improve its financial sector are reflected in the concerted effort over a number of years to turn...

  15. June 29, 2010

    IPOs: Exchange looks abroad for growth

    The market in initial public offerings is often regarded as an important barometer of the strength of a financial...

  16. 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...

  17. June 16, 2010

    Change at top of D Bank unit

    Deutsche Bank yesterday announced the retirement of Michael Cohrs as co-head of its investment banking unit, putting his...

  18. June 16, 2010

    Change at top of D Bank unit

    Deutsche Bank yesterday announced the retirement of Michael Cohrs as co-head of its investment banking unit, putting his...

  19. June 8, 2010

    Berggruen closes on Karstadt

    Nicolas Berggruen, the billionaire investor, is close to taking over Germany's insolvent Karstadt department store chain...

  20. 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...

  21. June 2, 2010

    IKB officials 'not aware of exposure'

    Two prominent members of IKB's supervisory board have told a court that they were not aware of the scale of the German...

  22. June 1, 2010

    Finance chief to take BASF top job

    BASF has chosen Kurt Bock, chief financial officer, to replace Jürgen Hambrecht, who is retiring as chief executive.Mr Bock,...

  23. May 22, 2010

    Rescue fund in €4.26bn loss

    Germany's taxpayer-backed rescue fund for banks stricken during the financial crisis has announced a €4.26bn ($5.36bn) loss...

  24. May 21, 2010

    Retailer turns focus to Asia

    Metro's pattern of store openings last year for its wholesale Cash & Carry business gave the strongest indication of where...

  25. May 12, 2010

    DHL delivers profits surprise

    Deutsche Post DHL took advantage of the recovering global economy and achieved better-than-expected profits in the first...

  26. May 10, 2010

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY * Deutsche Börse 's first-quarter results come as equity trading volumes and derivatives trading have partly recovered...

  27. May 6, 2010

    Allianz shrugs off natural disasters

    Allianz reported a 20 per cent jump in operating profits in the first quarter to €1.7bn ($2.2bn) in spite of a spate of...

  28. April 16, 2010

    BayernLB being readied for sale

    BayernLB will be readied for a mid-term sale but first needs to be sustainably profitable after two years of heavy losses,...

  29. April 14, 2010

    Commerzbank sells unit

    Commerzbank, Germany's second-largest bank, has implemented a further stage of a bail-out plan sanctioned by the European...

  30. April 6, 2010

    It is time for a quiet war on the litter louts

    What would you do if you were walking through a forest and saw someone dropping litter? Would you challenge them, or scurry...

  31. April 5, 2010

    Time for a quiet war on the litter louts

    What would you do if you were walking through a forest and saw someone dropping litter? Would you challenge them, or scurry...

  32. March 22, 2010

    Global experience

    New solutions: workers at the world’s first assembly line, at a Ford plant in Michigan in 1927. Today’s managers need to...

  33. March 18, 2010

    Metro looks to eastern Europe

    Metro, Germany's largest retail group, said eastern Europe would be critical to its hopes for a better 2010 but predicted...

  34. March 18, 2010

    Commerzbank offers criticised

    The senior representative of Germany's 430 local savings banks has hit out at Commerzbank, the country's second-largest...

  35. March 11, 2010

    Insurers to face big Chile claims

    Insurers face between $4bn and $7bn of claims from the earthquake in Chile, according to Europe's leading reinsurers, which...

  36. March 11, 2010

    Reinsurers face big Chile claims

    Insurers face between $4bn and $7bn of claims from the earthquake in Chile, according to Europe's leading reinsurers, which...

  37. February 22, 2010

    Eyes to focus on Commerzbank losses

    Commerzbank, Germany's second-largest bank, will report a full-year loss on Wednesday , but close attention will be paid to...

  38. February 16, 2010

    MAN cuts pay-out after €259m loss

    MAN, the German truckmaker, is taking a cautious view of prospects for 2010.The truckmaker is to slash its dividend after...

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