Worse times ahead?
Leading chemicals company, BASF, lowered its 2015 profit forecast on Friday. The German firm was still turning a profit in the third quarter of this year, but its chief executive, Kurt Bock, told DW that Europe's rocky recovery is hampering developments in the global economy, making business tougher.
More than it can chew?
Some analysts said the European Central Bank is biting off more than it can chew. Following its weekend stress tests for lenders, it will also soon assume the role of supervisor of the eurozone's biggest banks. There is concern about conflicts of interest.
German property bargains
25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still real-estate bargains to be found. Treuhand was the special trust that managed the GDR's commercial property. Now the trust is going public. DW looked at what Treuhand left behind.