Person of the Day
Her popularity may have dipped in Germany but not in the world: Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women for the seventh consecutive year and for the 12th time in total. The de facto leader of the struggling European project was re-elected to a fourth term this year but she also saw the far-right Alternative for Germany party enter the Bundestag. Source:
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Foot Off the Gas
The Green Party, in talks to form a new German government, is demanding a ban on combustion engines from 2030. Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, has also called on the European Commission to end the sale of diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles. But some experts believe a more careful consideration of any such ban is needed.
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Money, Money, Money
If you're among those using professional asset managers to invest your money, you can expect to earn more – lots more, according to global research compiled by Handelsblatt from several groups, including PwC.
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The number of people seeking protection in Germany has more than doubled within two years. At the end of last year, the government registered 1.6 million men, women and children – some 851,000 or 113 percent more than at the end of 2014. About half of the total came from three countries: Syria (455,000), Afghanistan (191,000) and Iraq (156,000). Source: