DW-WORLD takes a closer look at business and economic developments in Germany.
The small Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach might seem a sleepy backwater, but it's home to two of the world's top sportswear companies, thanks to a 60-year-old fight. For decades, the rivalry split the town in two. (July 4, 2006)
Since the World Cup ended, host nation Germany has been counting the immediate economic benefits for businesses during the month-long event. It is also hoping the effects are long term. (July 13, 2006)
DaimlerChrysler's midget Smart car will take on the US market in 2008, with executives hoping the nimble microcar can out-manoeuvre rivals in the land of the mammoth sports utility vehicle. (June 29, 2006)
A Frankfurt prosecutor is investigating whether two Volkwagen employees and a former executive took kickbacks from a supplier. It is the second such corruption scandal to rock Europe's largest carmaker in the past year. (July 24, 2006)
The number of dollar millionaires in Germany rose last year by just 0.9 percent. Slight as that might be, there are still more millionaires here than anywhere else in the world apart from the US and Japan. (June 22, 2006)
The European Commission has proposed that air fares should be more transparent and clearly include all extra charges so that passengers know exactly what they're getting and how much it will all cost. (July 19, 2006)
Admitting that the cost of developing its troubled A350 will more than double, European group Airbus will on Monday disclose new design plans for the plane at an air show near London. (July 17, 2006)
German retail giant Metro beat heavyweight competitors Wal-Mart and Carrefour in the race to enter the lucrative Indian market three years ago. But it’s not been all smooth sailing for the group. (May 11, 2006)
The high cost of raw materials is encouraging Germans to recycle even more than they already do. They're saving money, not to mention the environment, and other countries are looking to follow in their footsteps. (July 9, 2006)
While international tourism companies like TUI and Thomas Cooke battle the economic doldrums, this summer is progressing just like all the rest for family-run Schauinsland travel. (July 21, 2006)
German carmaker BMW on Thursday announced that Norbert Reithofer is to become the company's new chief executive officer. The move is part of a major shakeup of the BMW's management. (July 20, 2006)
The German government has launched a major initiative to cut through the piles of bureaucratic red tape that in recent years have proved a major impediment to economic growth and free enterprise in Germany. (April 26, 2006)
German business confidence has dropped off a little above expectations. But Europe's biggest economy was still set for solid growth in the first quarter of the year, analysts from the ifo research institute insisted.
German government wants to avoid diesel ban - Kosovo looks to renewables to update power grid – Organic farmers adjust to mass production
The shared use of cars, music, accommodation, files and more looks set to increase in Germany, a new survey shows. Germany's share economy market is worth more than €20 billion, according to the survey.
EU hands out €546 million in cartel fines - BP predicts oil demand peak in late 2030s
A quick rundown of business events of the week
Germany has big plans for the European Union, the chancellor told parliament on the eve of a major EU meeting, but first Germany needs a new government. Still, the other parties' responses showed how divided Germany is.
A man has thrown a grenade at the US Embassy in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up. The embassy described an "active security situation" around the facility.
The Bundestag is set to debate an AfD proposal urging Berlin to distance itself from journalist Deniz Yücel's prior work. The AfD's critique focuses on a 2011 satirical column about Germany's declining fertility rate.
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