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  1. September 12, 2014

    Small German cities face battle to keep young

    The medieval city of Coburg in central Germany is proud of its historic links to the British monarchy. Thousands of tourists...

  2. September 3, 2014

    Ghana to raise up to $1bn in debt sale

    Ghana is seeking to raise money from international bond investors weeks after it opened talks with the International...

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  1. August 26, 2014

    Ex-BayernLB executives settle Hypo Alpe Adria court case

    Four former executives at BayernLB have reached a settlement over criminal charges of breach of trust relating to the German...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2014

    When creative destruction becomes creative devastation

    John Komlos of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich proposes in a new paper that ‘creative destruction’ has become...

  3. August 12, 2014

    Deutsche Bank set for Jürgen Fitschen to face Kirch case charges

    Deutsche Bank is braced for its co-chief executive Jürgen Fitschen to be charged as part of an investigation into whether...

  4. August 8, 2014

    End of Bernie Ecclestone trial shifts focus back to future of F1

    Bernie Ecclestone this week emerged from a Munich courtroom $100m poorer but a free man. The 83-year-old billionaire from...

  5. August 8, 2014

    A tawdry trade that tarnishes German justice

    Iactually find this capitalist system good,” the Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone told Germany’s Bild newspaper...

  6. August 5, 2014

    Ecclestone to walk free after $100m bribery case settlement

    Bernie Ecclestone walked free from a German court after a judge accepted a record $100m offer to settle charges of bribery...

  7. July 31, 2014

    L’Orfeo, Prinzregententheater, Munich – review

    If any singer was destined to play Monteverdi’s Orfeo, a character who embodies the power of song, it is Christian Gerhaher....

  8. July 29, 2014

    Ecclestone in talks to settle German bribery case

    Bernie Ecclestone’s lawyers are in settlement talks with Munich criminal prosecutors in an attempt to have the bribery case...

  9. July 27, 2014

    Germany: A nation of tenants

    Like most young Germans, Katja and Felix rent their flat. Located on a busy east Berlin street, with trams running past, it...

  10. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Hungary nationalises German-owned MKB bank

    Hungary’s government said on Thursday it had agreed a deal to buy MKB, one of the country’s largest commercial banks with...

  11. July 17, 2014

    CVC to extract further $360m from Formula One

    CVC Capital Partners will extract a further $360m from Formula One under the terms of a debt refinancing deal that will...

  12. July 8, 2014

    Guillaume Tell, Bavarian State Opera, Munich – review

    As in a good Harrison Ford movie, the protagonists get grubbier and bloodier as the evening progresses. Unlike a Harrison...

  13. July 7, 2014

    Karstadt chief quits after less than six months

    The chief executive of struggling German department store chain Karstadt has stepped down after less than six months in the...

  14. June 27, 2014

    The north is an engine of growth that is ready to roar

    The setting was familiar to me: the Power Hall in Manchester’s fascinating Museum of Science and Industry on the site of the...

  15. June 25, 2014

    ‘Powerhouse’ UK leads Europe app development, says research

    Britain has become the largest tech hub in Europe for app development, according to research from Google, with more than a...

  16. June 22, 2014

    Anglo-Saxon economies should envy Germany’s rental culture

    There is no shortage of explanations for the resilience of the German economy: its companies are strong; its political and...

  17. The World

    June 12, 2014

    Germany cools towards US and UK

    There is a widening gap between Germany and its two principal English-speaking allies, the US and the UK, which ought to...

  18. June 9, 2014

    Robot makers turn to technology industry as next world to conquer

    Robot executives paid close attention when Chia Day, a softly spoken senior vice-president at Foxconn, visited the...

  19. June 6, 2014

    Week in Review, June 7

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Generation of collaborative robots...

  20. June 6, 2014

    Five homes perfect for World Cup football fans

    Penthouse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, $5.2m Where In Ipanema, 13km from central Rio de Janeiro and 25km from Rio’s...

  21. June 5, 2014

    Festo takes a leap with its robot kangaroo at Automatica show

    One of the stars of the Automatica robot and automation fair in Munich this week is a robot kangaroo built by Germany’s...

  22. May 16, 2014

    Iese Business School to open campus in Munich

    Spanish business school Iese is to open a campus in the centre of Munich, next door to Bavaria’s parliament buildings. This...

  23. May 14, 2014

    Judge delays cross-examination of key witness in F1 chief trial

    Peter Noll, the German judge presiding over Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone’s trial on bribery charges, decided on...

  24. May 13, 2014

    Former banker tells court of Formula One chief’s $80m offer

    Bernie Ecclestone originally offered a German banker $80m to facilitate the sale of a 47 per cent stake in Formula One to...

  25. May 9, 2014

    Cornelius Gurlitt, recluse and art hoarder, 1932-2014

    In the final months of the second world war, a 12-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt lay on a mattress in a truck rattling away from...

  26. May 9, 2014

    Ecclestone told banker: ‘I will take care of you’, court hears

    Bernie Ecclestone promised a German banker: “I will take care of you”, in the run-up to the sale of the bank’s Formula One...

  27. April 25, 2014

    Journalist and novelist Timur Vermes

    Timur Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967 to a German mother and a Hungarian father. He studied history and politics and...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    April 24, 2014

    Ecclestone in Court

    Michaela Rehle/AFP Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is flanked by his lawyers as he arrives at court in Munich,...

  29. April 23, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone’s trial to open in Munich

    Bernie Ecclestone steps into the dock on Thursday in Munich for the start of the Formula One chief executive’s trial on...

  30. April 15, 2014

    Ballettwoche (Ballet Week), Nationaltheater, Munich – review

    Russia and the US lead the world in classical dance, with help from Paris and, sometimes, London. That view, however, would...

  31. April 14, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone feared losing grip on F1, bribery trial to hear

    Bernie Ecclestone bribed a German banker because he feared losing his grip on Formula One motor racing, prosecutors will...

  32. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone seeks to regain grip on F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has said he would like to regain control of F1 in partnership with leading teams such as Ferrari, even as...

  33. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone faces a tricky F1 summer

    Bernie Ecclestone spreads out a diary planner on to a table in his Knightsbridge headquarters and exclaims: “That’s the sort...

  34. April 1, 2014

    Protesters oppose power line crucial for Germany’s green future

    From the rear window of his house in the picturesque Bavarian district of Neumarkt, Ulrich Hampel can look out on a...

  35. March 31, 2014

    London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London – review

    After seven years at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra, it might have seemed that there were no Russian composers...

  36. March 31, 2014

    Bavaria’s conservatives lose to Social Democrats in Munich

    Bavaria’s conservative Christian Social Union party failed on Sunday to take advantage of its best chance since the 1970s to...

  37. March 27, 2014

    H&M hit by higher spending on online

    Hennes & Mauritz disappointed investors by falling short of expectations for first-quarter earnings, although the Swedish...

  38. March 21, 2014

    ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition at the Neue Galerie New York

    Degenerate art at the Neue Galerie New York Among the many imponderables of the Neue Galerie’s splendid Degenerate Art...

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