Deutsche's short-term rebound
German banking giant, Deutsche Bank, surprised on Thursday by more than doubling annual net profits - but there are dark clouds on the horizon. The lender was yet to deal with a record number of pending lawsuits, which will cost it dearly.
The world's warnings to Greece
China and Germany warn Greece it must not go back on reforms linked to its international bailout. But the words of caution come a little late. On his first day in office, Greece's new Prime Minister's very first act was to freeze the sale of key state-owned businesses.
Germany's clean shipping pursuit
The heavy polluters of the high seas are exploring unchartered waters. The first ocean carrier in Germany is converting one of its ships to run on liquefied natural gas. The switch to the cleaner energy source is expensive, but makes business sense in the long-run.