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'Blockupy' protests erupt in Frankfurt

Thousands of anti-austerity activists from 39 European countries have rallied in Frankfurt in protest against the European Central Bank. The ECB opened its new headquarters in the German financial city. more >>

German Cabinet approves investment push

The German government has thrown its weight behind an investment initiative which means spending more in the years ahead without any fresh borrowing. But critics say the move is only of a symbolic nature. more >>

BMW aims to stay top premium-segment player

German auto maker BMW has reported decent pre-tax earnings, consolidating its top position in the premium car market. The company said volatile markets would not keep it from pushing for record sales this year. more >>

Wage disparities getting bigger in Germany

Real income levels keep drifting apart in Europe's powerhouse, a fresh study has revealed. It said that the recent introduction of the minimum wage across industries would not suffice to reverse the trend. more >>

Russia's Fridman to avoid legal battle in UK

Media reports have said Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman is not interested in risking a legal battle with the UK government. He's apparently preparing to sell gas fields at the center of a recent spat. more >>

German startups face funding 'valley of death'

Germany's startups are a big presence at this year's CeBIT technology fair. But despite the hype, many startups have trouble acquiring development funding, DW's Paul-Christian Britz says. more >>

Rage against the ECB: What's Blockupy against?

Blockupy, an alliance of leftist groups, has repeatedly organised protests in Frankfurt's banking district since 2012, mostly directed against the European Central Bank. Who are Blockupy, and what is it they're against? more >>

Israeli elections: It's the economy, stupid!

Will Israelis vote with their wallets as security fears take a backseat to economic alarm? Punishing housing prices and costs of living are threatening to tear Israel's social fabric, according to some economists. more >>

German investor confidence rises again

Germany's institutional investors are looking to the future with more confidence. The latest sentiment barometer by the ZEW research institute rose for yet another month in March despite tensions elsewhere. more >>

In Israeli election, it's 'guns vs. butter'

As Israelis head to the polls, many are more concerned with paying the rent than the threat from Iran. And that could cost premier Benjamin Netanyahu the election, economist Paul Rivlin of Tel Aviv University tells DW. more >>

Ryanair approves transatlantic flight scheme

Ireland's Ryanair has confirmed its resolve to get transatlantic flights off the ground within the next five years, including from Berlin. But for that it'll have to expand its fleet with suitable long-haul planes. more >>

Germany's EnBW struggles amid energy transition

Germany's energy transition has seen the country's third-largest power supplier incur huge losses. And that despite the fact that the utility had opened up to renewables more than its domestic competitors. more >>

Bank of Japan: No widening of stimulus program

Japan's central bank has decided against widening its current monetary stimulus program. But experts warned deflationary pressures might force the Bank of Japan to expand its quantitative easing scheme soon. more >>

Major US allies to join China-backed AIIB bank

Against the advice of the US, several European nations have decided to join the China-backed AIIB development bank. Washington had expressed concern over funding transparency and competition for the World Bank. more >>

Lufthansa pilots to stage second strike in a week

German pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit has announced its second strike within a week. Pilots with German airline Lufthansa will stage a one-day walkout on Wednesday over an ongoing retirement dispute. more >>

CeBIT 2015: German industry's digital transformation

German cars and machinery are world-class. But as everything everywhere goes digital, what will become of German industry? Answers can be found at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover - where the focus is on Industry 4.0. more >>

Largarde praises India growth amid global gloom

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has hailed India as a bright spot in the current global economy, as the Asian country was an engine of growth, defying sluggish business activity in major economies. more >>

China watchdog probes top executive at carmaker FAW

China's Communist Party's corruption watchdog has said it's launched a probe into a top manager of FAW, one of the biggest auto makers in the country. It said the man severely "violated discipline and the law." more >>

German minister Dobrindt pledges billions for broadband

Transport Minister Alexander Dorbindt has announced a major public-private plan to invest in broadband infrastructure in Germany, saying fast Internet access was crucial to domestic businesses' competitiveness. more >>

Germany's DAX index hits new record high

Germany's DAX-30 index of blue-chip stocks has taken the next big hurdle with ease, moving beyond the psychologically important 12,000 points. The new record high comes amid the ECB's bond-buying program. more >>
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