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ThyssenKrupp profit up in volatile environment

German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp has reported a bottom-line profit for the first quarter of its financial year starting in October. The firm said lower material costs were a decisive factor, but problems remained. more >>
 

Brussels: Greece and euro partners to continue talks

Greece and its creditors have agreed to discuss requests to lighten the country's debt. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told EU leaders that continued austerity would kill Greece’s economy. more >>
 

Low oil and gas prices pose problem for renewables

Low oil and gas prices may persist for several years. That will have negative consequences for investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. But it also presents an opportunity for carbon pricing, experts say. more >>
 

What consequences Greece's bankruptcy may entail

The new government in Athens is holding on to its position that it wouldn't seek an extension of the country's bailout program. Experts say this stance could lead to Greece's bankruptcy and its exit from the eurozone. more >>
 

GM to build 200-mile-range e-car

GM has said it'll build an electric car with a 200-mile range in 2017. The vehicle to be produced in Michigan is to compete with Tesla Motors' own e-car expected to come off the assembly lines about the same time. more >>
 

Security Council seeks to block 'Islamic State' petrofunding

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution to stop "Islamic State" from raising funds through oil, antiquities and hostages. The EU is debating antiterrorism steps that could prove palatable to the 28-nation bloc. more >>
 

Tsipras arrives in Brussels to take on European Union

Greece's prime minister has sounded an optimistic tone at his first EU summit. Talks ended early on Thursday in Brussels, with the eurozone unable to strike a deal with Greece on extending international aid. more >>
 

Tsipras takes on European Union in Brussels

Greece's prime minister has sounded an optimistic tone at his first EU summit. Talks ended early on Thursday in Brussels, with the eurozone unable to strike a deal with Greece on extending international aid. more >>
 

Ukraine says IMF aid offer comes at a price

Ukraine is bracing for harsh reforms in return for an extra aid offer from the International Monetary Fund. Billions of additional dollars are to be made available for the cash-strapped nation in the next few years. more >>
 

IMF, World Bank aid for Ukraine

Ukraine is bracing for harsh reforms in return for extra aid offers from the IMF and the World Bank. The fresh resources are meant to help get the country on its feet again and push through crucial reforms. more >>
 

Obituary: Richard von Weizsäcker: Germany’s liberator

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Putin’s war on the West Fly Title:  Obituary: Richard von Weizsäcker Rubric:  ... more >>
 

The German economy: No new deal

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China 'regrets' US challenge of export subsidies

China has rejected US claims it supports its export industry in an unfair manner, saying it regrets Washington's decision to launch a legal challenge against the policy with the World Trade Organization (WTO). more >>
 

Malaysia's strong economic growth 'unlikely to last'

Malaysia's economy grew by six percent last year, its fastest pace since 2010. DW talks to economist Krystal Tan about the main growth drivers and how the global decline in oil prices will impact the country's economy. more >>
 

IMF: Ukraine to get $40 billion bailout

Even as political leaders were negotiating a ceasefire for eastern Ukraine, the IMF has unveiled a new bailout package for Kyiv. The battle with the separatists has left Ukraine on the brink of bankruptcy. more >>
 

Commerzbank recovery takes hold

Germany's second largest lender has surprised analysts by logging a higher-than-expected profit in 2014. Commerzbank is half-way through a post-crisis recovery plan, but still struggling amid challenging conditions. more >>
 

Germanwings pilots on strike, but airline expects most flights to operate

Travelers flying with the Germanwings airline on Thursday and Friday should anticipate delays or cancelations. The Cockpit pilots' union is striking in a long-running labor dispute with parent airline Lufthansa. more >>
 

'Progress made' but no agreement on Greece in Brussels

Eurozone finance ministers and Greece have been unable to agree on how to deal with Athens' debt problems. Talks are due to resume on Monday. more >>
 

Opinion: In Greece, two rival reform agendas battle for Europe's future

What's really at stake as eurozone officials debate Greece's proposals for a renegotiated bailout is whether Europe stays committed to a radical neoliberal agenda or shifts back toward a social market economy. more >>
 

In Greece, two rival reform agendas battle for Europe's future

What's at stake as officials debate Greece's proposals for a renegotiated bailout is whether Europe stays committed to a radical neoliberal agenda or shifts back toward a social market economy, says DW's Jasper Sky. more >>
 
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