DW-WORLD takes a closer look at business and economic developments in Germany.
The small Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach might seem a sleepy backwater, but it's home to two of the world's top sportswear companies, thanks to a 60-year-old fight. For decades, the rivalry split the town in two. (July 4, 2006)
Since the World Cup ended, host nation Germany has been counting the immediate economic benefits for businesses during the month-long event. It is also hoping the effects are long term. (July 13, 2006)
DaimlerChrysler's midget Smart car will take on the US market in 2008, with executives hoping the nimble microcar can out-manoeuvre rivals in the land of the mammoth sports utility vehicle. (June 29, 2006)
A Frankfurt prosecutor is investigating whether two Volkwagen employees and a former executive took kickbacks from a supplier. It is the second such corruption scandal to rock Europe's largest carmaker in the past year. (July 24, 2006)
The number of dollar millionaires in Germany rose last year by just 0.9 percent. Slight as that might be, there are still more millionaires here than anywhere else in the world apart from the US and Japan. (June 22, 2006)
The European Commission has proposed that air fares should be more transparent and clearly include all extra charges so that passengers know exactly what they're getting and how much it will all cost. (July 19, 2006)
Admitting that the cost of developing its troubled A350 will more than double, European group Airbus will on Monday disclose new design plans for the plane at an air show near London. (July 17, 2006)
German retail giant Metro beat heavyweight competitors Wal-Mart and Carrefour in the race to enter the lucrative Indian market three years ago. But it’s not been all smooth sailing for the group. (May 11, 2006)
The high cost of raw materials is encouraging Germans to recycle even more than they already do. They're saving money, not to mention the environment, and other countries are looking to follow in their footsteps. (July 9, 2006)
While international tourism companies like TUI and Thomas Cooke battle the economic doldrums, this summer is progressing just like all the rest for family-run Schauinsland travel. (July 21, 2006)
German carmaker BMW on Thursday announced that Norbert Reithofer is to become the company's new chief executive officer. The move is part of a major shakeup of the BMW's management. (July 20, 2006)
The German government has launched a major initiative to cut through the piles of bureaucratic red tape that in recent years have proved a major impediment to economic growth and free enterprise in Germany. (April 26, 2006)
Ghanaian gold mines surpass South Africa - Saudi calls on oil producers to meet output limits - German carmakers facing uphill struggle
Intercity coach network Flixbus has announced they will offer free rides to climate change protesters this month. Over 400 protests are planned in Germany as part of a global day of action on September 20 and 27.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will have to strike the right balance on her upcoming trip to China amid mass protests in Hong Kong. But this should be an easy task for her, says DW's Frank Sieren.
After violent clashes with the police the future of Johannesburg's Inner City is under threat.
Britain's highest court is set to determine whether Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament was unlawful. Critics have accused the prime minister of silencing debate in his attempts to push through Brexit.
In his new book, Edward Snowden describes how US intelligence agencies collect vast amounts of data around the world. Foreign governments often help facilitate the collection, and Germany is no exception.
Germany plans to extend its anti-IS mission, but will begin to curtail parts of the mandate. The issue has divided the CDU-SPD coalition in Berlin.
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