The western city of Frankfurt on the Main River is the fifth-largest city in Germany, with around 700,000 inhabitants. It's one of the world's most important financial centers and a key industry and trade fair location.
The European Central Bank, the German Bundesbank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and a number of major banks are all based in Frankfurt. This page collates recent DW content on Frankfurt.
World equity markets slumped on Friday amid simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea. At one point Germany's benchmark DAX index dropped below 12,000, a psychological marker. Analysts say overall markets have lost one trillion dollars due to the "fear factor".