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Greece talks have 'lost ground': Merkel
Angela Merkel in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: DPA

Greece talks have 'lost ground': Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Thursday that talks between Greece and its creditors were losing ground as a final deadline for avoiding the country's bankruptcy approaches. READ  

Greece scares consumers off spending

Greece scares consumers off spending

Consumer confidence in Germany is beginning to be dampened slightly by the uncertainty surrounding Greece, a poll found on Thursday. READ  

Business confidence hits unexpected slump
President of the Institute for Economic Research, Hans-Werner Sinn. Photo: DPA.

Business confidence hits unexpected slump

The mood surrounding the German economy somewhat clouded over, as a leading indicator of the business climate slumped for the second month running. READ  

EU Commissioner 'to ban roaming fees by 2017'
No more worrying about how much texting from the beach costs? Photo: DPA

EU Commissioner 'to ban roaming fees by 2017'

European Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Monday that he wants to abolish roaming fees for mobile phone users within the EU by 2017. READ  

Greece crisis
ECB agrees more backup for Greek banks
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ECB agrees more backup for Greek banks

In an emergency session on Friday, the European Central Bank agreed to extend financial aid to Greek banks as customers withdraw cash over fears the country might leave the Euro. READ  

EU court throws out German QE challenge
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EU court throws out German QE challenge

The EU's top court on Tuesday threw out German objections to the European Central Bank's 2012 controversial programme of buying up government bonds, saying it was compatible with EU law. READ  

Deutsche Bank raids 'related to tax evasion'
Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bank raids 'related to tax evasion'

Searches of offices belonging to Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, were connected with a wider probe into suspected tax evasion, Frankfurt prosecutors said on Thursday. READ  

Young Euro engineers want work in Germany
A Bosch worker at an automated production line. Photo: DPA

Young Euro engineers want work in Germany

German companies made up half of the top-10 most sought after employers for European engineering students in a survey published on Wednesday. READ  

Happiness for Germans means no money stress
Older people are most likely to be free of financial worries. Photo: DPA

Happiness for Germans means no money stress

More than three-quarters of Germans told pollsters that well-being for them simply meant "having no financial worries" in a survey published on Tuesday, revealing a nation still searching for simple stability. READ  

Postal union launches strike: no end date set
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Postal union launches strike: no end date set

Members of service workers' union Verdi at Deutsche Post made good on threats to walk off the job on Monday, announcing an indeterminate strike that will hit deliveries across Germany. READ  

Central bank welcomes stronger growth
A Siemens worker inspects parts of a gas turbine at a Berlin factory. Photo: DPA

Central bank welcomes stronger growth

Economic growth in Germany has picked up faster than expected thanks to low unemployment, higher wages and the weak euro, raising forecasts for the coming years, the German central bank, or Bundesbank, said on Friday. READ  

Opinion
For business' sake, UK should stick with EU
The harbour in Hamburg seen from the air. Photo: DPA

For business' sake, UK should stick with EU

Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath, Managing Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG), exposes the stakes and consequences if Britain votes to leave the European Union in 2017 in an interview with The Local. READ  

Beck's brewery boss fired over drink driving
Former AB Inbev Germany boss Till Hedrich. Photo: AB Inbev

Beck's brewery boss fired over drink driving

Till Hedrich, head of the German subsidiary of the world's largest beer brewing company, has lost his job just five months in after he caused a traffic accident while under the influence. READ  

Germans want to keep their hands on cash
Germans still trust cash over other forms of payment. Photo: DPA

Germans want to keep their hands on cash

Confirming conservative stereotypes, Germans have come out strongly in favour of sticking to hard cash in conducting transactions, a survey published on Thursday showed. READ  

Industry: 'doped' growth boosting economy
A man assembling food processors in a Wuppertal factory. Photo: DPA

Industry: 'doped' growth boosting economy

The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) warned on Thursday that a fresh burst of economic confidence might be unfounded, even as they raised their growth projections for 2015. READ  

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