Germany has been a leading advocate of austerity, but there hasn't been much belt-tightening in the boardroom. Last year supervisory board salaries in DAX-listed companies hit a record high.
Angela Merkel may be a shining example of female political leadership, but her country lags behind when it comes to female representation in the corporate world, according to a new report.
Why are women so hugely underrepresented in senior positions in German business? Are they being prevented from getting ahead in Europe's powerhouse? Or do they have themselves to blame? Lisa Ellis reports.
Female entrepreneurs in Germany are teaming up to improve their networking and increase their influence in society. Manuela Kasper-Claridge reports from Hamburg.
A salary doubling wanted by the Dutch bank ING for its top manager has again been slammed by the Netherland's government. Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra says ING's board should "reconsider this proposal."
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