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Growth slowdown threatens booming German DAX firms
With the blue-chip DAX index tumbling and Germany's biggest companies slashing their profit forecasts this year, there are growing signs that the country's business boom is coming to an end.
How a woman became the toast of Germany’s brewing scene
Lammsbräu CEO Susanne Horn, a lone woman in Germany’s male-dominated and staunchly traditional brewing industry, has won the respect of her peers by doubling beer sales in a shrinking market.
Germany’s great environmental failure
Not long ago, Germany was seen as a model of climate responsibility. But it will fail to reach its 2020 emissions targets. Is there a way to make industry greener?
Scholz wants minimum corporate tax rate in OECD
Germany's finance minister has proposed introducing a standard to combat tax avoidance – and serve as a replacement for the EU's planned digital tax.
Commerzbank eliminates most individual bonuses in revamp
Germany’s second-largest bank seeks to boost morale with a streamlined plan that rewards whole departments instead of individuals.
Germany can’t be smug about its top innovation ranking
The country will have to get better at embracing disruptive ideas if it wants to retain its global lead as an innovative nation, writes Handelsblatt’s Torsten Riecke.
Truth in a time of bullies and proto-fascists
Across the world, strongmen and conspiracy theorists are ostentatiously thumbing their noses at truth. This is a threat to democracies.
Germany prepares emergency laws to cope with hard Brexit
Berlin is bracing for the fallout of a no-deal Brexit by drafting legislation to shield Germany’s insurance and derivatives markets. The move is being coordinated with several other EU members.
Firms try to control rise of the machines
With AI technology getting more powerful every week, companies are heeding to pressure and drawing up guidelines to police it. But the publication of house rules doesn't go far enough for some.
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