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      Berlin’s Alexanderplatz goes high-rise as property prices soar

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      Guest post: The Euro and the IMF Now

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      Piëch defeated as VW directors rally behind group chief executive

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      Berlin toughens its stance towards Greece

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      Germany’s economy will grow significantly faster this year than previously forecast, boosting the eurozone’s fragile...

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      The reel-life struggles of Spain’s footloose millennials

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      Bund yield nears zero on Grexit fears

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      Protester throws ECB press conference into chaos

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      A poster team for diversity

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      Russia's silent war against the west

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      Google’s foes in Germany and France cheer antitrust charges

      The launch of EU antitrust charges against Google has triggered celebrations in Berlin and Paris, where European companies...

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      Protester throws ECB press conference into chaos

      A protester briefly threw the monthly press conference of Mario Draghi into chaos on Wednesday, jumping on the podium and...

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      The importance of labour participation rates

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      China's Silk Road plan is already taking shape

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      BlaBlaCar buys ride-sharing competitors to lock in European lead

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      Auto industry driven by Wagnerian passions

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      Big 4-0 at the Hannover Messe

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      Corporate Germany left baffled by VW chairman’s outburst

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      Netflix leads S&P 500 on upgrade

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      Gazprom chief warns EU over pricing challenge

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      Günter Grass: Nobel Prize-winning author, 1927-2015

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      Arson attack on hostel for asylum seekers shocks Germany

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      German 10-year bond yields heading below zero

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