The Bundesbank’s president steps up his bid to succeed European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi next year, and calls for a swift end to the bank’s controversial bond purchasing scheme.
May 22, 2018 in
As the ECB mulls a wind-down of its asset-buying program, economists have already begun a postmortem on its effectiveness. The central bank's mixed signals aren't helping matters.
Mar 14, 2018 in
After a horrific year of natural disasters, Europe's largest insurer aims to revitalize its business with a makeover, and possibly takeovers.
Feb 16, 2018 in
Deutsche Bank reported a €497-million loss on Friday, marking its third consecutive year in the red. Wrong-footed shareholders are wondering about CEO John Cryan’s direction - and his longevity.
Feb 02, 2018 in
Germans love security, and were the ideal market for life insurance policies that doubled as savings accounts and pensions. Then interest rates dropped. Now insurers, and policyholders, are in crisis.
Jan 26, 2018 in
A key plank of Europe's new financial market reform is being delayed. The securities regulator fluffed the details of its off-exchange trading rules, even after a year's delay.
Jan 10, 2018 in
Squirreled away in desk drawers, books and preserving jars across the country, billions of old deutsche marks await a pleasant rediscovery.
Dec 12, 2017 in
The preliminary accord on Britain's exit talks with the EU prompted calls from German commerce for a swift conclusion to guide companies forward.
Dec 08, 2017 in
A German court rules an independent auditor should investigate when Volkswagen executives learned of the emissions scandal, giving a boost to investors seeking billions of euros in damages.
Nov 08, 2017 in
A groundbreaking new study will focus on the Nazi-era activities of Germany's central bank and the careers of its key protagonists, surprisingly uncharted terrain.
Nov 06, 2017 in
By cutting back on its bond purchases but effectively leaving the end of the program open, the European Central Bank has cleverly met market expectations while hedging its bets.
Oct 26, 2017 in
In a further ripple of banking disruption, a new EU-wide standard for licensing fintechs is set to slash red tape.
Oct 12, 2017 in
Online giants such as Amazon, Facebook and Google may soon face a new "digital tax" on sales in the EU, as officials crack down on corporate tax avoidance.
Sep 15, 2017 in
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble expressed cautious optimism about Donald Trump's America and the UK’s impending departure from the European Union.
Aug 16, 2017 in
In an unusual tiff with Germany's constitutional court, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program was in keeping with its mandate.
Aug 16, 2017 in