The long history of gold trading
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The long history of gold trading

Throughout history, gold has been highly valued for coinage, jewellery and the arts. Gold is considered a unique store of value and the symbol of power, strength and wealth. Since April 2001 it has more than quintupled in value, writes Nicolas Shamtanis, Dealing Room Manager at easy-forex.com.

Global warming could bring 50-degree days

Global warming could bring 50-degree days

A scientist at the University of Kiel has warned of summer temperatures reaching nearly 50 degrees Celsius in Germany if global warming continues.

Deutsche Bank halts Kirch court case after raids on execs

Deutsche Bank halts Kirch court case after raids on execs

The epic court case between Deutsche Bank and Kirch Media was interrupted on Monday after the bank claimed the judge was biased – after the offices of Deutsche’s top executives were raided by prosecutors.

Boxing champ’s father jailed for shooting her

Boxing champ’s father jailed for shooting her

A former double world champion boxer saw her adoptive father jailed for six years in Berlin on Monday – for shooting her four times and probably ending her professional career in the ring.

‘Were security officials, politicians and society blind in the right eye?’

‘Were security officials, politicians and society blind in the right eye?’

A shocked Germany is asking how a neo-Nazi gang could carry out a campaign of terror for more than a decade. The Local’s media roundup looks at the reaction on Monday.

German children not as fat as Italians

German children not as fat as Italians

Germany may have the most overweight adults in Europe, but that may be changing: The nation's children are not as fat as the Italians, according to researchers preparing a report on the heath of European youths.

Neo-Nazi terrorism sparks calls for NPD ban

Neo-Nazi terrorism sparks calls for NPD ban

As more details of an extreme-right terror cell continued to emerge on Monday, German politicians promised a full investigation into a series of murders and renewed calls to ban the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD).

Q-cells solar firm loses finance head as results continue to slide

Q-cells solar firm loses finance head as results continue to slide

Germany’s biggest solar panel company Q-cells lost its finance chief as it announced even worse results than had been expected on Monday, confirming the collapse of its business after a boom year in 2010.

Allotments grow on urban gardening generation

Allotments grow on urban gardening generation

More than 150 years after the idea first took root, allotments are becoming hip with a new gardening generation in Germany.

Merkel says Europe facing ‘hardest’ hour

Merkel says Europe facing ‘hardest’ hour

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a party congress of her conservatives on Monday that Europe was in perhaps its worst period since World War II but the crisis could offer a chance to make it stronger.