EU-US toughen Russia sanctions
It looks as if Moscow investors will have to come to grips with a new reality with the latest round of sanctions. But sanctions are now already taking a direct toll on German companies like Leipzig based Mechanik Taucha. After our report we ask correspondent Jens Korte how Wall Street sees things.
Deutsche Bank burdened by lawsuits
Scandals and huge legal battles are damaging Deutsche Bank's image and hitting its numbers. New figures show a net profit of €237m in this quarter, about a third less than the same period last year. A brief Deutsche Bank statement notes - cost of legal disputes. It has also just earmarked more than two billion euros of its reserves for further legal costs.
Argentines braced for debt default
Time is running out for Argentina to pay holdout investors suing for full payment on their bonds, or reach a deal that buys more time to avert a default. Argentina already is struggling with recession, a shortage of dollars and one of the world's highest inflation rates. But Buenos Aires insists a new default would have no effect on most Argentines.
Amazon - a bookworm's dream
Amazon.com seems to be promising endless reading with the introduction of its Kindle Unlimited. Subscribers can choose from over 600,000 books for a $9.99 monthly subscription.