German retailers expect Christmas sales to top 90 billion euros this year - a record sum. The season is off to a good start, boosted by the vigorous growth of online sales.
Despite an early entry into the Asian powerhouse, the US tech giant has failed to gain traction against fierce local competition. DW asks what lessons the world's largest e-tailer can learn about selling to the Chinese.
After the bankruptcy of Germany's largest book wholesaler, small publishers are on red alert. The issue at stake is nothing less than democracy and cultural diversity. Is there a glimmer of hope for them?
When those magic red sale signs lure you into a store, your brain forgets everything else. Need it? Not really. Want it? Yes. Shopping can be like a drug. Neuroscientist Christian Elger explains why.
The German rental car company Dexcar may have cheated thousands of drivers in Germany and abroad. Local media report a Ponzi scheme run by the company may be the biggest fraud of its kind ever perpetrated in Europe.
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