The number of sick days taken by German workers jumped by 60% between 2008 and 2016, with mental health problems a major driver of the growth, government figures showed.
The struggling state-owned bank NordLB has started a bidding process to sell off a minority stake. The bank posted a record loss of almost €2 billion in 2016. (Reuters)
An airline passenger is suing the federal police for €738 in damages after she missed her flight because of long security check queues. The businesswoman, who was flying from Cologne-Bonn to Mallorca, says there were not enough staff. (General Anzeiger)
The DAX got off to another roaring start Friday morning, almost hitting 12,450 points before falling back to around 12,410 at noon. Ten days ago it was trading under 12,000.
German industry grew more weakly in September than at any time in more than two years. The IHS Markit purchasing managers’ index fell 2.2 points to 53.7 points, indicating order growth ground to a halt.
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann repeated his objection to sharing liabilities in the euro zone without nations handing over decision-making power to a central authority.
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