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VW reaches supplier deal to resume production
Photo: DPA

German car giant Volkswagen said on Tuesday it has reached a deal with suppliers to begin deliveries again after a stoppage that forced the group to halt production at several plants.

VW to hold talks on production-crippling dispute
According to media reports, VW has been seeking concessions from all of its suppliers, amounting to several billion euros. Photo: DPA

Light at the end of the tunnel for VW?

Work until 69? Germans riled by Bundesbank call
According to estimates by the economic think-tank IW Institute in Cologne, Germans would need to work until 73 if they want to maintain their pensions. Photo: Paul Triplett via Flickr

Would you work to 69?

VW puts workers on part-time after dispute with supplier
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More trouble for Das Auto.

Fraudsters steal €40 million from German car parts maker
Photo: DPA

German auto parts maker Leoni was punished on the stock market on Tuesday after admitting that fraudsters had walked away with €40 million.

Porsche training is prize for lucky few refugees
Porsche wanted to "show the welcoming German culture and allow people to establish themselves as well and as quickly as possible." Photo: DPA

Ammar Alkhouli "dreamed of owning a Porsche" when he lived in Syria, but he never imagined that he would one day get training from the German automobile giant to help build its luxury cars.

German hopes of export boom to Iran frustrated
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Tehran in 2015. Photo: DPA

A hoped-for export bonanza has failed to materialize a year after a deal to lift international sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, a German industry association told AFP Monday.

Berlin only European capital that makes country poorer
The German capital of Berlin. Photo: DPA

In almost every European country, the capital is the engine of the economy. But a new study shows there is one exception to this rule.

Merkel's party mates push to end minimum wage for interns
A job networking event for students in Potsdam. Photo: Hasso Plattner Institut/DPA.

Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party are trying to combat the decline of internships since the introduction of the minimum wage.

Top 10 German firms with the highest-paid employees
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Want to know which companies shell out the most for salaries?

Lufthansa cuts profit targets after 'repeated terror attacks'
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Terror attacks in Europe and "political and economic uncertainty" have prompted German airline Lufthansa to cut its full-year profit target, the company said Wednesday.

German investor confidence hits 4-year low on Brexit fears
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Investor confidence in Germany fell to its lowest level in nearly four years in July on concerns about the fallout from the British vote to quit the European Union, a leading survey showed on Tuesday.

‘Man of private means’ increasingly popular lifestyle

For decades after the Second World War almost every German put in a hard day’s work to provide for the family. Now over half a million are putting up their feet and letting their money work for them.

Deutsche Bank to close almost 200 branches
Photo: DPA

Germany’s largest lender is set to shut over a quarter of its branches across the country as the company goes through a major restructuring process.

Google CEO defends Europe tax practices
Google faces a raft of fiscal probes across the continent. Photo: AFP

Google CEO Sundar Pichai hit back Sunday at accusations that the global internet giant failed to pay enough taxes in Europe, and warned of the potential fallout from Britain leaving the EU.

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