The Ruhr is one of Europe's leading conurbations. Made in Germany visits a region that is associated like no other with fading industries and is now re-defining itself.
In Germany's Ruhr area, former mining areas are being transformed and marketed as residential or commercial areas. The strategy has been a success with people flocking to the newly created neighborhoods.
Curious about entrepreneurship made in Germany? Here's a look at the state of the German startup ecosystem — from funding opportunities, to obstacles founders are facing and the country's hottest startup hubs.
An accident at a German chemical plant spewed dangerous clouds of acid into the air in the industrial Ruhr district. The incident happened when hydrochloric acid was incorrectly loaded into a sulfuric acid tank.
Italian finance professor Claudio Zara calls for flexibility in eurozone rules covering government-financed bailouts in cases where banks' bad-debt burdens were largely caused by economic downturns - as in Italy.
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