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    1. Business Blog

      November 5, 2014

      The expat dilemma: foreign postings fuel creativity but suck up cash

      Karl Lagerfeld (Getty Images) I have spent more than a third of my professional career living and working abroad, so you...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Uber to slash Berlin ride-sharing fares to steer round city’s ban

      Uber, the taxi app group, is slashing prices as it seeks to navigate restrictions imposed by authorities and overturn a ban...

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    1. Yachts and Marinas

      Well-heeled owners and industry brokers will be reflecting on another tough year for t...
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      Peace shifts the focus to growth and investment...
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    1. September 30, 2014

      Google faces German warning over user profiling

      Profiling Google users without their explicit consent is an unacceptable breach of customer privacy, according to a ruling...

    2. September 23, 2014

      Ever bigger boats keep German shipyards busy

      In plutocrats’ seemingly endless pursuit of ever bigger yachts, the shipyards of northern Europe have established a lead...

    3. September 23, 2014

      Hamburg: Germany’s start-up alternative to Berlin

      Population 1.75m Percentage describing themselves as founders 1.98 New companies formed in 2013 22,743 In medieval times...

    4. July 15, 2014

      German sausage makers face €338m fine

      What’s the wurst that could happen? German sausage makers who colluded to fix prices of what is probably the country’s...

    5. June 13, 2014

      Sailing into the unknown

      The Fast Lane’s been covering an extraordinary amount of the globe over the past couple of weeks – at remarkably varying...

    6. Brussels Blog

      May 22, 2014

      And the European Commission winner is...

      Juncker, left, with Schulz ahead of a debate in Hamburg, Germany earlier this week With voting now underway in Britain and...

    7. The World

      May 9, 2014

      The hidden threats in Russia's Eurovision song

      The Tolmachevy Sisters (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) The politics of the Eurovision Song Contest are, as a rule, reassuringly...

    8. April 16, 2014

      Hapag-Lloyd joins forces with Chile’s CSAV

      Two of the world’s highest-profile container shipping lines, Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and Chile’s CSAV, announced on Wednesday...

    9. April 10, 2014

      HSH Nordbank reveals worst loss since 2008

      The world’s largest maritime lender, HSH Nordbank, signalled a gloomy outlook on the shipping market as it unveiled its...

    10. April 8, 2014

      HSH Nordbank poised for worst results since 2008

      HSH Nordbank, one of Germany’s few remaining state-owned Landesbanks, is set to reveal its worst set of results since 2008...

    11. March 6, 2014

      FDA warns India on drugs standards

      America’s top drugs watchdog has urged New Delhi to work with US regulators to help raise standards in the Indian...

    12. January 10, 2014

      From defence to offence

      Around the end of this month the US Navy ship Cape Ray will set about the dangerous, time-consuming and necessary task of...

    13. December 17, 2013

      German Landesbank discovers ‘suspicious’ transactions

      HSH Nordbank, one of Germany’s few remaining state-backed Landesbanks, has been forced to set aside tens of millions of...

    14. November 25, 2013

      German grids restored to public ownership

      In September, as Germany went to the polls in federal elections, the citizens of Hamburg voted to return the port city’s...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      November 6, 2013

      Protest over Arctic Sunrise seizure

      Christian Charisius/EPA Activists belonging to the environmental group Robin Wood hold placards protesting against Russia’s...

    16. November 1, 2013

      Berlin holds vote on whether to take over grid from Vattenfall

      Berliners vote on Sunday in a referendum to take over the German capital’s electricity supply and establish a new,...

    17. October 30, 2013

      I due Foscari, Staatsoper Hamburg – review

      Wagner is the man we usually associate with the leitmotif, that oh-it’s-him-again way of musically tagging a character. But...

    18. October 21, 2013

      German city apartments overvalued, warns Bundesbank

      The Bundesbank has warned that apartment prices in Germany’s biggest cities could be overvalued by as much as 20 per cent,...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      October 14, 2013

      Sitting among the geese in Hamburg

      Maja Hitij/AFP A man sits on a wooden chair in Hamburg on Monday, surrounded by grey geese. ...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      October 3, 2013

      German mosques open doors

      Axel Heimken/AFP/Getty A woman wears a colourful headscarf at the Centrum mosque in Hamburg, during an open day for mosques...

    21. September 27, 2013

      The Beatles: All These Years, Volume One: Tune In, by Mark Lewisohn

      The Beatles: All These Years, Volume One: Tune In, by Mark Lewisohn, Little, Brown, RRP£30, 960 pages The first part of Mark...

    22. September 9, 2013

      Clearing the road for self-driving cars

      When Mercedes-Benz launched its S-Class saloon at a Hamburg airfield in May, the carmaker pulled out all the stops, booking...

    23. August 20, 2013

      Schäuble breaks German campaign taboo on Greece

      The politically toxic subject of financial support for Greece burst into Germany’s election campaign on Tuesday as Wolfgang...

    24. August 11, 2013

      Peer Steinbrück’s electoral tour highlights SPD’s dilemma

      Peer Steinbrück, the centre-left challenger to be Germany’s next chancellor, is no fool. He knows he is trailing far behind...

    25. July 18, 2013

      Nivea chief nourishes brand’s roots

      Beiersdorf, the German cosmetics and adhesive tapes company, is more than just Nivea. But not much more. For almost 90...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      June 26, 2013

      German freight trains

      Fabian Bimmer/Reuters Containers and cars are loaded on freight trains at the railroad shunting yard in Maschen near...

    27. June 14, 2013

      What the (academic) papers say

      Academics, in my opinion, are a breed apart. Last month I visited Hamburg for a conference, although I freely admit that...

    28. June 7, 2013

      Central Europe counts cost of flooding

      Insurance companies, businesses, farmers and riverside residents are counting the cost of damage running to billions of...

    29. MBA blog

      April 22, 2013

      “WG” or not “WG”?

      Every time we move to a new place, we are full of anticipation. At least I am. It makes me wonder where I will stay, what it...

    30. FT Tech Hub

      March 28, 2013

      King.com becomes King of casual

      King.com’s rebranding of itself this week as just King is hardly innovative, but it does sum up the publisher’s current...

    31. March 25, 2013

      Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd end talks

      An attempt to create the fourth-largest container shipping company by capacity came unstuck as Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and...

    32. March 13, 2013

      Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, Museum of Modern Art, New York

      Bill Brandt was at his best when delving into darkness. He savoured the soot-stained knuckles of coal miners, the...

    33. February 8, 2013

      HSH Nordbank struggles amid shipping woes

      HSH Nordbank has had to increase its reliance on state help as it struggles to overcome a prolonged downturn in the shipping...

    34. beyondbrics

      January 31, 2013

      Doing business in Turkey: no easy ride for foreign entrepreneurs

      By Justin Vela With 4 per cent growth likely in 2013 and a young, educated population powering the economy forward, Turkey...

    35. January 10, 2013

      Argentine naval frigate returns home

      Argentine naval frigate the Libertad has been welcomed home with all the pomp and ceremony of a warship returning victorious...

    36. MBA blog

      January 2, 2013

      An unforgettable Christmas

      So what would you do if you are on a study break and you are in Europe? Visit some of the most beautiful places in Europe of...

    37. December 18, 2012

      Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd in tie-up talks

      Germany’s two largest container shipping companies are in talks over a possible merger that would create the ailing sector’s...

    38. December 16, 2012

      Argentina seeks to free bond-row ship

      Argentina prepared plans to fly 98 crew to Ghana on Tuesday to sail home its flagship navy training frigate after a UN court...

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