Germany's main stock index, the DAX celebrated the anniversary of its founding. The index tracks the value of the 30 biggest companies listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
The German stock index — the DAX — is going from strength to strength, leaving equity-averse Germans wondering why. But there are clear reasons it is pushing into new territory, as DW’s Rolf Wenkel explains.
Switzerland allegedly sent one of its spies to Germany to find out who kept leaking secret banking data to tax authorities. He spent four years digging into tax investigators and planting a mole before he was caught.
Speaking at the opening gala of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel have promised to foster cultural exchange and European unity. The leaders appealed to tolerance and diversity.
The single currency has snapped a two-day rising streak and edged lower after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faces tough coalition choices, with markets sensing an increasing risk for Europe.
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