German consumers are in a spending mood this holiday season. And that sentiment will become more pronounced in the new year, market research group GfK has said, as fears over the state of the economy are fading.
The European Union has launched yet another dispute at the World Trade Organization over what it considers illegal US subsidies for Boeing. It claimed the state of Washington was offering WTO-incompatible tax breaks.
Shareholders have given the green light for the sale of Alstom's energy assets to US giant General Electric. Alstom's management said the move was the best solution for the future of the French company.
Demonstrators gathered in Brussels to rally againist painful austerity measures and the upcoming TTIP trade deal. Protestors managed to shut down one of the European capital's busiest districts.
Authorities in Belarus imposed a 30 percent fee at money exchanges to stop the citizens from buying foreign currency. Belarusians reacted with panic at the plummeting of the Russian ruble.
Rich Russians have spent winters at European resorts for years, but following the Ukraine crisis and Western sanctions, their numbers have declined. That's led to a drop in business in cities like Germany's Baden-Baden.
The Order of Friars Minor (OFM), the Catholic Church's most prominent brotherhood of Franciscan friars, has said dubious dealings have led the OFM into serious financial trouble. An investigation is underway.
Notwithstanding a stream of negative news in recent times such as a shrinking output and falling business confidence, Japan's central bank has struck a more positive tone about the country's economic outlook.
India's ''Look East policy" has long shaped the nation's ties with the Asia-Pacific. But PM Modi now pursues a more ambitious agenda based on stronger ties to Japan, Vietnam, Australia and ASEAN, says Danielle Rajendram.
German consumers may be spending more this month, but they are less likely to order from Amazon. That's because about a fifth of Germans disagree with the company's labor policies, according to a new survey.
Investors have rediscovered the Chinese stock market - and this time, the surge in Shanghai stocks might last, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
The fall of the ruble is not just hitting Russians, but also foreign companies doing business in the country.
The Russian currency was still down 13 percent against the dollar on Friday. The fall of the rouble is not just hitting Russians, but also foreign companies doing business in the country.
Leaders of the world's biggest trading bloc have endorsed a major new investment program: the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
Sony Pictures cancelled theatrical release of the move The Interview after exhibitors received threats from a hacker group. The movie is a comedy about a pair of TV producers on a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
A German company has pioneered a highly portable and robust medical device to diagnose dieases like HIV and Ebola. The shoe-box-sized device can be carried into the most remote villages in Africa.
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At the Lima climate conference, China promised to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. But it has a long road ahead to free itself from its dependence on coal. Future climate stability depends on how fast it succeeds.
Germany's energy transition has been shaking up the electricity market. Energy supplier E.ON is splitting off its conventional energy section to focus on renewables. The age of the utilities titans seems to be over. The new trend could be decentralization. Green electricity supplier Lichtblick is demonstrating how that could work.
The German green power provider Licktblick is trialing its latest vision in Hamburg, a house with its own energy management system, which can generate its own energy and even react to changing requirements. With this new technology, customers could become energy producers, resulting in numerous small providers instead of a few large companies. Could this be a model for the future?
Germany's largest power supplier E.ON is quitting conventional energy to focus entirely on renewables. The overhaul comes amid mounting debt and as Germany gears up to phase out nuclear energy by 2022.
A senior official with the European Central Bank has said that he expects the inflation rate in the eurozone to turn negative next year. However, he also said he didn't expect this to develop into a long-term problem.
Greek lawmakers will face a second round of voting after the only candidate Stavros Dimas failed to gain enough votes in the presidential ballot. The stalemate could spell ruin for the nation's economic recovery.
Germany has echoed the European Central Bank's line on adopting further stimulus measures to boost the eurozone. Traditionally 'hawkish' in its monetary policy, the Bundesbank has just released a surprising report.
An increase in geopolitical tensions has not stopped German exports from rising steadily, fresh figures for October have shown. Monthly shipments abroad even logged a new record.
German premium carmaker BMW has announced an earlier-than-planned executive reshuffle at the helm of the company. CEO Norbert Reithofer will be replaced as early as May of next year.
Japanese air bag maker Takata has rejected a demand by US authorities to expand a recall of faulty air bags to the whole of the United States. The company claims the problem is limited to high-humidity areas.
Volkswagen has announced a new multi-billion investment plan for the next five years. Newer, more fuel-efficient models are on the way, plus massive expansion in China.
Japanese carmaker Toyota is expecting a higher-than-anticipated profit in its current fiscal year as a sharp decline in the yen increases the value of repatriated earnings and makes up for lower vehicle sales.
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