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How to understand Germany’s trade surplus: is it exploiting the weak euro?

Criticism of Germany’s export prowess, and accusations of currency manipulation, are just as wrong-headed as Germany’s own defense of its excessive surplus. Ultimately, Germany can serve everyone’s best interests – including its own – by reducing its surplus, and thus the harmful economic imbalances

Criticism of Germany’s export prowess, and accusations of currency manipulation, are just as wrong-headed as Germany’s own defense of its excessive surplus. Ultimately, Germany can serve everyone’s best interests – including its own – by reducing its surplus, and thus the harmful economic imbalances

Business

LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger seen set to fail

A merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse looks to be heading for collapse over competition issues.

A merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse looks to be heading for collapse over competition issues.

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Global share markets suffer a Trump slump

Nervous investors sold shares on Monday because of uncertainty about the effects of the immigration curbs introduced by the new US president.

Nervous investors sold shares on Monday because of uncertainty about the effects of the immigration curbs introduced by the new US president.

Business

London Stock Exchange - Deutsche Boerse merger under threat from Brexit

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is threatening the planned merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse though the LSE says it remains on track.

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is threatening the planned merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse though the LSE says it remains on track.

Business

ECB's Draghi focuses on monetary policy alignment rather than Brexit

Despite all the Brexit turmoil the European Central Bank head Mario Draghi had nothing to say about it in a major speech at an ECB forum in Sintra, Portugal on Tuesday.

Despite all the Brexit turmoil the European Central Bank head Mario Draghi had nothing to say about it in a major speech at an ECB forum in Sintra, Portugal on Tuesday.

Business

Frankfurt's Hahn airport gets Asian connection

China's Yiqian Trading Company is buying Hahn airport near Frankfurt in Germany with plans to boost passenger numbers to and from Asia and also increase air freight links.

China's Yiqian Trading Company is buying Hahn airport near Frankfurt in Germany with plans to boost passenger numbers to and from Asia and also increase air freight links.

Culture

Pixomondo brings 'Game of Thrones' dragons to life

‘Game of Thrones’ has been a runaway success for cable network HBO since its first season in 2011 but who breathes life into the series’ iconic

‘Game of Thrones’ has been a runaway success for cable network HBO since its first season in 2011 but who breathes life into the series’ iconic

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Graffiti artwork of drowned Aylan highlights refugees' plight

A huge graffiti image of toddler Aylan Kurdi, pictures of whose dead body stirred global sympathy for migrants fleeing war and poverty, confronts

A huge graffiti image of toddler Aylan Kurdi, pictures of whose dead body stirred global sympathy for migrants fleeing war and poverty, confronts

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US Fed rate decision boosts confidence as markets rally

European shares surged in early trading on Thursday on news of the Fed’s decision. The European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1.8 percent by just

European shares surged in early trading on Thursday on news of the Fed’s decision. The European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 1.8 percent by just

Business

Draghi says ECB will do what it must to boost inflation

Mario Draghi has said the European Central Bank is ready to act quickly to boost inflation in the eurozone. The comments by the bank’s president at

Mario Draghi has said the European Central Bank is ready to act quickly to boost inflation in the eurozone. The comments by the bank’s president at

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Strike grounds 100,000 passengers as Lufthansa cancels 900 flights

Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa has been forced to cancel nearly a thousand flights on Monday because of a strike by cabin crew. Some 113,000

Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa has been forced to cancel nearly a thousand flights on Monday because of a strike by cabin crew. Some 113,000

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Iran boycotts Frankfurt Book Fair over Salman Rushdie appearance

Iran is boycotting this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair because of an appearance by British Indian author Salman Rushdie. He was the subject of an

Iran is boycotting this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair because of an appearance by British Indian author Salman Rushdie. He was the subject of an

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Jaguar car sets record for tallest loop the loop

It’s a new world record – a Jaguar sports car has preformed the tallest loop the loop at this year’s Frankfurt motor show. Video: Jaguar</a> <a

It’s a new world record – a Jaguar sports car has preformed the tallest loop the loop at this year’s Frankfurt motor show. Video: Jaguar

Business

China slowdown casts shadow over Frankfurt Motor Show

The fancy new models at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show which opens this week reflect a cautious optimism over the global car market – at least in some

The fancy new models at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show which opens this week reflect a cautious optimism over the global car market – at least in some

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Lufthansa pilots' two-day strike cancels hundreds of flights

A strike by Lufthansa pilots cancelled more than 80 long-haul flights out of Germany on Tuesday, and hundreds of short-haul journeys are likely to be

A strike by Lufthansa pilots cancelled more than 80 long-haul flights out of Germany on Tuesday, and hundreds of short-haul journeys are likely to be

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Greece approves fire sale of 14 airports

Greek authorities have given their final approval for the sale of 14 regional airports to German operator Fraport. It is the first privatisation to

Greek authorities have given their final approval for the sale of 14 regional airports to German operator Fraport. It is the first privatisation to

Business

European markets rebound as Greece works on new reform package

European stock markets have recovered somewhat from the shock of a ‘no’ vote in Greece’s referendum at the weekend. After two days of losses

European stock markets have recovered somewhat from the shock of a ‘no’ vote in Greece’s referendum at the weekend. After two days of losses

Business

Greek worries cause

Germany’s got the blues over Greece and the mood is getting worse. Think-tank ZEW’s monthly economic sentiment survey suggests investors last month

Germany’s got the blues over Greece and the mood is getting worse. Think-tank ZEW’s monthly economic sentiment survey suggests investors last month

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Frankfurt May Day cycle race cancelled after 'terror threat'

German police have cancelled a traditional May Day cycle race in Frankfurt as a precaution a day after a local government official said a planned

German police have cancelled a traditional May Day cycle race in Frankfurt as a precaution a day after a local government official said a planned

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German police prevent terror attack, according to media reports

German police have prevented an imminent terror attack after raiding the home of a suspected extremist, according to media reports. They detained a

German police have prevented an imminent terror attack after raiding the home of a suspected extremist, according to media reports. They detained a