Fraport expects Frankfurt Airport passenger figures to stagnate this year. but retailing and foreign holdings keep the company healthy.
In big German cities, tourists from China are an important source of income for retailers. These customers from the Far East however expect to be courted and looked-after - as it's done in Munich and Frankfurt.
Shareholders expect perpetual robust growth in revenues and profits. But why would anyone expect banks to grow faster than the year-on-year growth of national GDP, which is in the 1.5 to 2.0 percent range?
The US investment group has taken a 3 percent stake in Germany's biggest lender, making Cerberus the fourth largest shareholder and fueling speculation about a merger between Germany's biggest private banks.
German lender Commerzbank is seen leading talks to take over Deutsche Bank's Polish banking operations - mBank. The move would allow DB to raise much-needed cash while reducing its non-core assets.
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