Person of the day
Singing for Germany
Michael Schulte is representing Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest finale in Portugal on Saturday. Germany's Eurovision viewership has been down in the last few years, as have its contestants' results. Expect plenty of kitsch and cheesiness nonetheless. Source:
Graphic of the day
The big 10
Consultants EY named one German company among the world's top 10 biggest by revenue: Volkswagen. On average, Europe's 265 corporations among the top 1,000 saw growth of 10% from 2016 to 2017, besting North America (8%) and Asia (6%).
Picture of the day
Flash thunderstorms drenched the German capital on Thursday, causing delays at Schönefeld, Berlin's second airport. In Hamburg, the storm filled some streets with up to a meter of water, the worst flood in decades. Source:
Quote of the day
Rolf Buch of Vonovia, Germany's largest landlord and the only real-estate company listed on the DAX blue-chip index, is happy about his company's retention rates, though they may have more to do with increased demand and limited space in cities.