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Benefits of German 2003 big bang are overstated

Germany started liberalising its labour market 10 years ago. That brought some welcome results, …

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VW’s mega-profit hides risky governance weak spot

The carmaker’s 25 bln euros of pre-tax earnings are the highest ever for a …

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Market dislike of Axel Springer is over the top

The German media group spooked shareholders with news that the restructuring of its print …

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German pay hikes good news for Europe if moderate

Wages are rising, within reason. Unions are not in a bellicose mood, and stick …

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German banking game riskier with go to jail card

Negligent bankers could end up behind bars in Germany if a proposed bill passes. …

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German corporate pay cap rules fall short

A government-appointed commission wants companies to set relative ceilings for managerial pay and disclose …

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Commerzbank write-off highlights low-profit future

The German lender has announced a 560 million euro writedown on deferred tax accruals. …

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Siemens needs corporate governance overhaul

Shareholders of the German group gave short shrift to corporate principles when they re-elected …

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German real estate upswing is not for everyone

After years of stagnation, the German residential property market is showing signs of life. …

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Germans have peculiar love-hate affair with Merkel

(This article has also been published as a Reuters Breakingviews comment on 2 January 2013.)
The chancellor …

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