Every year, just ahead of the Christmas holidays, German consumer spending jumps dramatically. This year the sector is expecting a sales record. Made in Germany reports on the trends during the holiday shopping season.
Cyber warfare is clearly one aspect of the standoff between Kiev and Moscow. Several Ukrainian government and private institutions have been hit. Experts are attempting to help Ukraine protect itself.
ECB takes over banking supervision - Monte dei Paschi struggles to plug capitalization hole - Cyberwar in Ukraine
The political standoff between Russia and the West over the future of Ukraine is stressing the Russian economy, and German companies are feeling the effects. Many firms have seen revenues and investment volumes decline.
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