Morning Briefing Global Edition

The King of Frankfurt

Frankfurt skyline
Would a Brexit heat up the Frankfurt real estate market and leave it looking for a king?
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    The Handelsblatt Morning Briefing Global Edition gives you an overview of the most important news from Germany and Europe – in a concise two-minute read.

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    • Donald Trump made a failed attempt at becoming a real estate tycoon in Europe back in 2000.
    • Two German banks have been named in the “Panama Papers” leaks: Deutsche Bank and Berenberg Bank. Both have denied wrongdoing.
    • Daimler wants to increase capital expenditure in 2016 and 2017 to an average €7 billion per year.
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Hours before the Wisconsin primary, it’s clear Ted Cruz is way out in front as GOP favorite. He has collected endorsements from the party insiders like other people collect stamps. But Cruz shouldn’t get ahead of himself: He’s not the new leader of the conservatives, just their bazooka.


By the way Donald Trump: In today’s Handelsblatt Global Edition my colleague Hans-Jürgen Jakobs tells us how the presidential hopeful started out as construction tiger in Germany in 2000 – but ended up as a bedside rug.

Together with a local partner, Ulrich Marseille, “Trump Deutschland AG” planned a 150-meter-high skyscraper on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, a “Trump Tower Europe” on the Main River in Frankfurt and a 220-meter-tall building in Stuttgart. None of the projects came off. Today, Marseille remembers Trump as: “friendly, vain and pushy.”


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