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China's exports rise by a surprising 18 percent

China's exports continued to perform unexpectedly strongly in July. Exports rose 18 percent in U.S. dollar terms compared...

Scholz rules out tax increases to relieve inflation

Chancellor Olaf Scholz currently sees no possibility for tax increases to distribute the burden of inflation more fairly....

Producer prices rise 33.6 percent in May

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German manufacturers once again increased their prices at a record pace in May as a result of the war in Ukraine. Producer...

Bundesbank expects inflation above 7 percent and weaker growth

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According to the Bundesbank, the consequences of the war in Ukraine are slowing economic growth in Germany and driving up...

What follows from iOS 16 for the iPhone 14

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When Apple introduces the iPhone 14 in the fall, the also new operating system iOS 16 will also reach older devices. As...

Deutsche Bahn updates ICE

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Deutsche Bahn wants to attract more passengers to its trains with new seats and a changed interior design in the ICE....

Uber brings subscription service "One" to Berlin

Uber is expanding its business model outside North America for the first time with a kind of monthly subscription and is...

Sri Lanka no longer services its debts

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After months of crisis, Sri Lanka declared its economic collapse on Tuesday. Debt service on the entire $51 billion debt...

German airport strike causes flight cancellations

At Munich Airport itself, there were initially no protests by staff, a spokesman said in response to a query. "Munich has...

Youtube blocks Russian state media worldwide

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YouTube is declaring war on videos and channel owners who deny the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The video platform has...

Federal government raises 200 billion euros for greater energy security

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The German government wants to spend 200 billion euros in the coming years on climate change and greater independence from...

Netflix stops production of Russian original series

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The streaming service Netflix has stopped its productions in Russia in response to the attack on Ukraine ordered by...

Germany wants to close airspace for Russian aircraft

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In the conflict with Russia, the German government is preparing to close German airspace to Russian aircraft. Federal...

Quarterly report paints a mixed picture of Amazon

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Amazon reported revenue growth of 9 percent to $137.4 billion for the final quarter of 2021, roughly in line with...

Google's advertising business continues to grow rapidly

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Google continues to benefit massively from the boom in online advertising in the Corona pandemic. The Internet giant's...

Significant increase in the number of part-time workers

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The number of people working short hours in Germany has risen sharply amid the new Corona wave. It increased to 879,000...

Corona drops rents in retail

The Corona pandemic has caused rents in the German retail sector to collapse for new leases. Especially in the expensive...

Inflation in Germany rises to 4.5 percent

There is no end to the rise in consumer prices in Germany. Above all, the price rally for gasoline and diesel has...

China's economy grows only slowly

The upturn in the Chinese economy lost considerable momentum in the third quarter. According to the Beijing statistics...

Financial assets rise to 200 trillion euros

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The stock market boom and slump in consumption have made many people richer in the Corona crisis year 2020. According to...
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Federal states want to co-finance 9-euro follow-up ticket

The German states are demanding that Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) quickly come up with a concept for a...
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Oil production now suffers from long Covid

If we look at the development of the oil price over the past three months, we see parallels with the stock market in...
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Threat of strikes continue to drive up gas prices

Amid concerns about gas supplies to Europe, a strike by oil and gas workers in Norway could reduce its gas production by...
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Online contracts easier to cancel from July 1

Consumers in Germany will find it easier to cancel contracts they have concluded online from July 1. This is the result of...

Supermarkets sell extra-thick "cheat" bags

German Environment Minister Steffi Lemke (Greens) has urged supermarket operators to comply with the current ban on...
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Fewer students switch to teaching profession

The number of students interested in a lateral entry into teacher training is falling, as can be seen from the number of...
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Order shrinkage surprises even experts

German industry received fewer orders in April for the third month in a row due to uncertainty caused by the war in...
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Deutsche Bank brings hundreds of programmers from Russia to Berlin

Deutsche Bank is bringing hundreds of programmers from its technology center in Russia to Berlin. Germany's largest...
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Relief over interest rate outlook boosts US stock markets

The U.S. stock markets on Thursday have strongly expanded the previous day's gains. According to stockbrokers, as on the...

Payment in many supermarkets and gas stations only possible with cash

Anyone who wants to pay by card at the supermarket checkout or gas station often has to resort to cash. Payments with EC,...
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Bitcoin has not been worth much for a long time

The original cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell to its lowest level since the end of 2020 at 26,591 US dollars on the Bitfinex...
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Lockdown in Shanghai - higher prices loom in Germany

The congestion of cargo ships due to the ongoing corona lockdown in Shanghai is disrupting global supply chains and will...
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More than 70,000 passengers at BER for the first time

A few days abroad, a visit to relatives - at Easter there are many reasons to travel, and the vacations make it easier....
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More conversions from rental to owner-occupied apartments

The number of conversions from rental to owner-occupied apartments rose to a record high in Berlin in 2021. Owners had a...
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Banks are tightening interest rates

In a survey by the auditing and consulting firm EY, more than one in two banks said they planned to adjust lending...
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Fuel prices drop significantly

For the first time since the highs of the past few days, fuel prices have dropped significantly. The price of diesel fell...
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New Corona rules for office work

The end of the blanket home office requirement and mandatory masking only if the employer deems it necessary: With the...
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Freight forwarders warn of empty supermarket shelves due to fuel costs

The extreme rise in fuel prices is taking a break. Both for diesel and for super gasoline of the E10 variety, the prices...
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Meta allows calls for violence against Putin and Russian military

The U.S. company Meta is partially relaxing its rules for Facebook and Instagram users to allow calls for violence against...
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Russia threatens to stop Nord Stream 1 gas supply

After the start of the war against Ukraine, Russia openly threatened to cut gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1...
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Visa and Mastercard temporarily suspend operations in Russia

Following in the footsteps of numerous other Western companies, U.S. credit giants Mastercard and Visa are also suspending...

Gasoline price record - time for a tax cut?

The oil price has climbed to new heights: At times on Thursday, North Sea Brent cost 120 dollars a barrel (159 liters)....
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VW Group stops Russia business

Volkswagen is suspending its Russian business because of the war against Ukraine. "Against the backdrop of the Russian...
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Euro zone inflation rises to 5.8 percent

Inflation in the euro zone rose to 5.8 percent in February. This was announced by the European statistics office Eurostat...
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Google deals another blow to Facebook

Meta Platforms, the Internet company built around the social network Facebook, gave the stock market a shock two weeks ago...
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Berlin recognizes more doctors from abroad

Doctors from abroad are increasingly working in Berlin - in the four years from 2018 to 2021, more than 1,300 licenses to...
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Europe and Africa can only achieve energy transition together

This year, Europe and Germany in particular are moving from ambitious announcements to decisive action on climate...
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Apple costs Facebook $10 billion

The parent company of social network Facebook startled the stock market with a surprisingly cautious outlook when it...
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Agreement for Airbus conversion

An agreement was signed early Tuesday morning on how Airbus production in Germany is to be restructured. According to the...

Germany approves record arms exports

Germany has approved more arms exports in 2021 than ever before. This is according to a preliminary balance sheet of the...

Global defense industry increases sales despite pandemic

The world's leading defense companies increased their sales last year despite the Corona pandemic. The 100 largest...

Beijing wants to force tech companies to withdraw from stock market

This would be the heaviest blow yet in the Chinese government's campaign against the domestic Internet industry, which has...

BER Airport expects 350 million euros in losses

The capital's airport BER will be dependent on money from its state owners for even longer and is also in the red this...
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What the pension increase means for intergenerational equity

After a zero increase for pensioners this year, the consequences of the Corona crisis will now ensure a sharp rise in...

Google parent Alphabet increases sales by 41 percent

Google parent Alphabet continues to benefit enormously from the digitalization of life in the Corona pandemic. In the past...

Companies demand immigration, 1.2 million workers wanted

According to a new study, the shortage of skilled workers is greatest in the field of social pedagogy. According to data...

Green electricity levy falls to 3.7 cents per kilowatt hour

The surcharge on the price of electricity to promote green power will be significantly reduced for consumers next year....
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Leading economists significantly lower economic forecast for 2021

Strong growth, falling unemployment, lower government deficit: According to the leading economic institutes, the future...

What was behind the Facebook outage

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp were offline for more than six hours on Monday evening. In the meantime, the services are...
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Many banks charge negative interest even on medium balances

Lower allowances and higher penalty interest rates on call money or checking accounts: According to the comparison portal...