Hesse is a federal state with just over six million inhabitants. The state capital is Wiesbaden; the largest city is Frankfurt am Main.
Frankfurt is home to the European Central Bank (ECB), the German Bundesbank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Frankfurt Airport is by far the largest airport in Germany . Hesse's main economic fields are the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Still Hesse is the greenest state in Germany; forest covers 42% of it. This page collates recent DW content on the state of Hesse.
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".
Many leading financial institutions are threatening to leave London following Britain's exit from the European Union. Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui will shift its focus to Frankfurt to maintain clients in EU member states.