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    1. April 15, 2016

      The business class bazaar

      Florencia Pascual, a marketing strategist for a Hong Kong-based company called Formia, is showing off the Pope’s...

    2. February 22, 2016

      A German entrepreneurial spirit to heal refugees’ plight

      A shipping container in Hamburg has become a symbol of how German entrepreneurial talent and technical know-how are...

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      Anyone could be forgiven for believing that yachting is enjoying a golden era. But par...
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    1. February 13, 2016

      EU referendum: US secretary of state urges UK to stay

      US secretary of state John Kerry has intervened in the Brexit debate and urged the UK to stay in the EU. He said it was...

    2. February 12, 2016

      Merkel pledges German support to prevent Brexit

      Angela Merkel will welcome British prime minister David Cameron in Hamburg on Friday at a glittering dinner aimed at...

    3. Brussels Blog

      February 12, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Brexit Beartraps

      This is Friday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    4. February 11, 2016

      Hamburg leads hopes UK will stay in the club

      Few places in Germany would feel the impact of a British exit from the EU as much as Hamburg’s Anglo-German Club, a...

    5. January 26, 2016

      Stilles Meer, Staatsoper Hamburg — ‘Laudable’

      Fukushima as music theatre? Toshio Hosokawa’s fourth opera, premiered on Sunday at Hamburg’s Staatsoper, attempts this...

    6. January 19, 2016

      Kreditech: A credit check by social media

      The analysis begins with the first keyboard strokes of a borrower seeking a loan on Kreditech’s site, gathering clues...

    7. January 10, 2016

      Merkel under pressure as public outrage over Cologne attacks grows

      German chancellor Angela Merkel is facing increasing pressure at home after her justice minister warned that attackers...

    8. January 3, 2016

      Frustrations mount for refugees navigating Germany’s jobs market

      Mahmoud Aldaas is one of the lucky ones. The 29 year-old Syrian has been offered a job as a web developer in Hamburg —...

    9. December 31, 2015

      Munich says €300m concert hall will strike the right note

      Despite the stream of errors, delays and cost overruns that have plagued high-profile German construction projects in...

    10. Nick Butler

      November 26, 2015

      How to power the Northern Powerhouse

      George Osborne’s concept of a “Northern Powerhouse” is a good and timely idea. The UK economy is disproportionately...

    11. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2015

      Solo's silence is anything but golden (Updated)

      The National Crime Agency would like to contact this chap… That’s Sanjay Shah, a retired City trader who owns Solo...

    12. October 25, 2015

      Toyota bets the future car will be fuelled by hydrogen

      Toyota showed off a special version of its new Mirai saloon this week to celebrate Back to the Future day. The Japanese...

    13. October 19, 2015

      EU and HSH Nordbank reach provisional restructuring deal

      The European Commission and Germany have reached a provisional deal to restructure HSH Nordbank, in a move that gives...

    14. October 15, 2015

      Toyota launches hydrogen car amid VW emissions scandal

      Toyota has unveiled its vision of a “hydrogen society” at an event in Germany, as the scandal over diesel emissions...

    15. October 2, 2015

      German move to seize offices for purpose of sheltering migrants

      By Stefan Wagstyl in Berlin Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city after Berlin, could start seizing empty commercial...

    16. September 27, 2015

      Five concurrent crises push Europe into the realm of chaos

      Europe is juggling five simultaneous crises, all unforeseen shocks in different stages of development: refugees from...

    17. September 13, 2015

      Germany’s export machine braced for China slowdown

      Trains laden with German car parts, machinery and industrial components depart from Duisburg, Hamburg or Leipzig...

    18. September 1, 2015

      Ein Sommernachtstraum, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Germany

      An older woman one row back sings along every time Mendelssohn’s Wedding March recurs. She has her very own pitch. It...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      August 12, 2015

      World Elephant Day

      The one month old elephant Anjuli plays with her sister Shila on World Elephant Day at the Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg,...

    20. July 29, 2015

      HSH Nordbank’s fate set to be decided by EU and Germany

      Crunch time is approaching for HSH Nordbank. In the coming months, authorities in Brussels and in Germany will decide...

    21. July 27, 2015

      Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

      The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has pulled Boston from the race to host the 2024 Olympics in the face of...

    22. July 27, 2015

      Litvinenko murder suspect fails to appear before panel

      The head of the inquiry into the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko has said he suspects manipulation by...

    23. July 17, 2015

      The key to perfection: how a Steinway piano is made

      There is nothing to be improved.” Now, that’s not a phrase to strike a chord in many boardrooms in this age of restless...

    24. June 12, 2015

      James Last and the ‘happy sound’ of easy listening

      You know the feeling. Standing in a roomful of people clutching a drink, not knowing whether to catch someone’s eye or...

    25. May 20, 2015

      Rohingya boat people are becoming the Jews of Asia

      On May 13 1939 the SS St Louis, a German ocean liner, set sail from Hamburg. On board were 915 Jewish refugees hoping...

    26. May 12, 2015

      La bianca notte, Staatsoper Hamburg — review

      Even when sent by his parents to Latin America on a one-way ticket, Dino Campana refused to toe the line. Travel,...

    27. April 25, 2015

      Tribunal orders Ghana to suspend new drilling in Ivory Coast dispute

      Ghana has been ordered to suspend drilling in waters next to an existing oil and gasfield development part owned by...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Protester throws ECB press conference into chaos

      A protester briefly threw Mario Draghi’s meeting with the press into chaos on Wednesday, jumping on the podium and...

    29. April 15, 2015

      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...

    30. April 1, 2015

      HSH Nordbank to draw on more state aid

      HSH Nordbank said it expected to draw on €2.1bn in state guarantees, marking the second time in a year that the German...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      March 17, 2015

      Swanning round the Alster

      Helpers in boats lead swans from their wintering grounds back to the Alster river in Hamburg, northern Germany. Around...

    32. March 3, 2015

      Conergy returns to profit and seeks listing

      Conergy, which was one of Europe’s largest solar power companies before it filed for insolvency two years ago, is...

    33. February 20, 2015

      ‘The Third Reich in History and Memory’, by Richard J Evans

      At the start of an academic career that was to elevate him into one of the English-speaking world’s foremost historians...

    34. February 16, 2015

      German eurosceptics win seats in Hamburg elections

      Germany’s eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland has taken a big step towards establishing itself as a national...

    35. February 2, 2015

      Rise and fall of a commodities powerhouse

      Phibro is to be dismantled, ending a 114-year-long run for a former giant of the commodities markets that started in a...

    36. February 1, 2015

      Bernd Lucke strengthens control of AfD

      Bernd Lucke, founder of Germany’s eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland, this weekend reinforced his control of the...

    37. January 28, 2015

      German fear of tribunals threatens EU-US trade deal

      The red-brick neo-Gothic villas on Hamburg’s waterfront are a vivid reminder of the prosperity that maritime trade has...

    38. January 11, 2015

      Two held after attack on Hamburg paper in wake of Paris killings

      Police in Hamburg are questioning two men in connection with an arson attack against a newspaper that republished...

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