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Can euro-zone reform help contain Trump?
If the EU is serious about making the euro a global currency, the trading bloc needs a single finance minister. This would be a bright response to Washington's economic warfare, writes a leading German economist. <br />
From Goldman Sachs to Germany’s Finance Ministry
Deputy finance minister Jörg Kukies has had a fascinating career: From motorbike-riding Social Democrat, to Goldman Sachs banker with a million dollar salary and, now, back to politics again.
High-tech toys dominate at Berlin sex industry trade fair
New sex toys on display at Berlin’s annual Venus trade fair promise to bring you pleasure by integrating with your phone, your virtual assistant and your long-distance lover. They also promise to work on the “orgasm gap.”
Mittelstand blindsided by Brexit tax bill
As soon as the UK leaves the EU, German businesses with British-based owners could be hit with a massive tax bill, thanks to an obscure law named Lex Horten.
Horst Seehofer must go
Bavaria blasts Berlin; it’s so easy being Green; Merkel on the brink; and Berlin is #unteilbar. Our Daily Briefing for October 15.<br />
Merkel’s Bavarian ally suffers historic loss in state vote
The Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats lost its majority in Germany’s wealthiest state. The election outcome will likely have repercussions for the chancellor’s coalition government.
The rise and fall of Etienne Aigner, Germany’s luxury handbag brand
When Evi Brandl, one of Germany's richest women, bought luxury handbag-maker Etienne Aigner, it was in debt and mismanaged. Now, it’s thriving.
Bavaria’s Pexco speeds toward global e-bike market
Well connected and full of savvy, the heir to a venerable cycle dynasty sets out to grab a sizable chunk of the booming market for e-bikes, in Germany and beyond.
Insurtechs spurring on insurance giants
Digital insurance startups, known as insurtechs, are attracting record levels of investment. But the established industry names aren't worried – they see them as partners in their own modernization.
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