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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. Yachts and Marinas

      Well-heeled owners and industry brokers will be reflecting on another tough year for t...
    2. Doing Business in the Basque Country 2012

      Peace shifts the focus to growth and investment...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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....

    38. 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...

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