Quote of the day
On Twitter, former Greek finance minister and economist Yanis Varoufakis expressed dismay at Germany's new finance minister Olaf Scholz's appointment of a Goldman Sachs executive to be his deputy. Mr. Varoufakis wrote: "I am already missing Wolfgang Schäuble. At least he did not pretend to be social democratic!"
Picture of the day
Germans love their white asparagus. Unfortunately, this year's "Spargel" season — from April to June — may have a later start than usual, thanks to the cold weather. For now, asparagus imported from Greece will help meet demand. Source:
Number of the day
In a PwC survey of wealth management bosses, almost nine out of 10 respondents said they are somewhat or very confident about revenue prospects for 2018. That's actually a slight slip from 2017, when 92 percent felt good about future business.
Person of the day
Start me up
Self-made billionaire Carsten Maschmeyer, best known for his role in "Höhle der Löwen," the German equivalent of "Shark Tank," is back on German TV today with "Start up!" In the new show, 35 founders compete for a €1 million investment from Mr. Maschmeyer in exchange for a 49% stake. Source: