Germany's Energy Companies in Crisis
German power supplier RWE, expects earnings to stabilise from next year after a difficult time in 2014. Last year RWE ran up its first net loss for more than 60 years, booking losses of 2.8 billion euros. Much of that was do to Germany's switch to renewable sources of energy. DW talks to analyst Thomas Deser.
EU challenges "Made in Germany"
Some German manufactured products can easily contain up to 90% foreign components. But they still get a "Made in Germany" label because they were assembled in Germany. Now the European Parliament has now voted to restrict labels of origin to products made with at least 45% domestic components. German industry is up in arms.
The Panama Canal expands for the future
The Panama Canal is one of the biggest construction project the world has seen.
It connects two of the planet's largest oceans making it the most vital manmade canal. Now the waterway is getting an upgrade. A multi-billion dollar expansion project is expected to double the canals capacity and boost the bottom-line.