We talk with our studio guest Holger Schmieding about Germany's economy 25 years after reunification. Schmieding is the Chief Economist at Berenberg Bank.
Germany's blue-chip Dax index and the euro have pared early losses suffered after Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a coalition government failed. But political uncertainty in Europe's biggest economy remains.
After Thursday's massive hike in Bitcoin's value, the cryptocurrency fell 15 percent on Friday on profit-taking. The volatility has been put down to a decision by US regulators to allow Bitcoin trade on major exchanges.
The EU has unveiled plans for the financial sector that could result in a huge slice of London's banking business leaving after Brexit. It would be a severe blow to London's role as a financial hub.
Would a British exit from the EU be good or bad for Frankfurt as a financial center? And what about its merger partner, the London stock exchange? Two surveys come to different conclusions.
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