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Implications of German and Japanese Political Developments

There have been two developments in German and Japanese politics that will likely have implications for future policy. Let’s review the developments and consider the implications for investors. There is much talk of the Jamaica...

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Germany tightens takeover rules to shield ‘critical’ businesses

Foreign investors, especially from China, are keen on German know-how – even in sensitive areas. The German government is now seeking powers stop such takeovers to protect strategic industries. The cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel...

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EU firms seeking level playing field in China

European companies operating in China face a raft of tough challenges amid the ongoing slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. Still, if allowed, most of them would like to expand their presence in the country....

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Generosity vs. fear: How German supermarkets deal with refugees

A supermarket owner in the western German town of Jüchen spontaneously offered his help when a bus with refugees arrived in the middle of the night. Firefighters, who were organizing the logistics for the refugees’...

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Wrath of Draghi: German Banks Impose ‘Punishment Interest’

Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest bank, a toppling marvel of ingenuity during the Financial Crisis that was bailed out by ever dutiful if unenthusiastic taxpayers, will now reward these very folks with what Germans have come to...

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Another Tussle: Sanskrit vs German

When I first joined college I had a desire to study Sanskrit as second language. But in my college Sanskrit was not taught to beginners. It was being taught at a slightly advanced level to...

Siemens to cut 15,000 jobs by end of 2014

The German engineering giant Siemens has said it plans to cut 15,000 jobs from its workforce by the end of 2014. However, the company has said it hopes to make the cuts without actually putting...

Nano-size computer hailed as breakthrough

Scientists in California say they have built a functioning microscopic computer made of carbon “nanotubes” instead of silicon. The step could lead to faster, ever-smaller electronic devices. Stanford University researchers said they have overcome downsizing...

Cevian buys ThyssenKrupp stake, fuels spin-off speculation

Activist investor Cevian has raised its stake in struggling ThyssenKrupp, claiming the German steelmaker is undervalued. However, it’s unclear if the Anglo-Swedish firm will not eventually seek to split up ThyssenKrupp. Cevian has raised its...

Scientists get all aboard for a trip down the Danube to test water quality

How do you conduct a comprehensive scientific survey of one of the world’s great rivers? Answer: gather up the scientists, load them on to ships, complete with labs and white coats. Two ships – the...

Lufthansa orders big from Boeing and Airbus

German flagship carrier Lufthansa has placed multi-billion euro orders with the EU planemaker Airbus and its US rival Boeing. Lufthansa’s biggest order ever aims to cut fuel costs on the airline’s long-distance flights. Lufthansa had...

German stocks index DAX hits all-time high

German stocks have hit record highs amid a global equities’ rally. Investors appetite for risk has increased after a controversial frontrunner for the chairmanship of the US central bank pulled out of the race. In...