High-flying German stocks
Germany's index of blue chip stocks, the DAX Index, has been heading north since the start of the year, posting the best quarterly gains in 12 years. Many investors are sitting on a pile of new money, but some are wondering when the party will be over.
Full employment in Germany?
The number of jobless in Europe's biggest economy dropped to less than three million in March. That means less than three million people are unemployed, or about 6.8 percent of the population. What's more, German industry is hiring, creating some 100,000 jobs last year.
Waiting for the sanctions to be lifted
If the six world powers and Iran manage to clinch an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear activities, it would phase out punishing sanctions that have the Iranian economy in a choke-hold. International companies are lining up to talk business with Tehran, eager to resume old alliances.