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Online fashion startup About You becomes a unicorn
About You, a Zalando competitor, raised $300 million and is now valued $1 billion. Its new Danish investor owns Jack & Jones and other clothing brands.
Police arrest suspect after knife attack on bus
Officers arrested a man suspected of stabbing people in a bus in a north German town.
The investor attack on ThyssenKrupp damages democracy
The conglomerate is one of the prime examples of the success of Germany’s social market economy, says former vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. But now activist investors threaten both.
Germany plans first R&D tax breaks
Unlike many developed countries, Germany’s tax system does not directly reward business investment in research and development. But that could be about to change.
What happens when you talk, and really listen, to a right-wing ‘hater’
Our most passionate commenter on Facebook has repeatedly slammed us for being “fake news.” One of our editors decided to hear him out in person. The lesson: Don’t judge a book by its cover. And also: Stand up for what you believe in.
Market forces drive deconsolidation at German companies
Activist investors, competition and disruptive technology are forcing slow-moving conglomerates to embrace change rather than fight it.
Berlin warns Zuckerberg over Holocaust denier comments
The Facebook boss told an interviewer he doesn't think posts denying the mass-murder of Jews should be removed from the social network site. But such comments are a crime in Germany.
ECB’s new rules for bad loans make good sense
Germany approves of the new regulations on how banks can deal with bad debt and reduce risk, as introduced by the euro zone’s chief banking watchdog.
Alexa, the scourge of German retailers
Voice commerce, or selling goods using virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home, is on the rise in Germany, prompting fears among traditional and small retailers.
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