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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

      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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    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

      Commerzbank offers criticised

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

    34. 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...

    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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