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Bitcoin has not been worth much for a long time

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The original cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell to its lowest level since the end of 2020 at 26,591 US dollars on the Bitfinex...

More than 70,000 passengers at BER for the first time

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A few days abroad, a visit to relatives - at Easter there are many reasons to travel, and the vacations make it easier....

Banks are tightening interest rates

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

New Corona rules for office work

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The end of the blanket home office requirement and mandatory masking only if the employer deems it necessary: With the...

Meta allows calls for violence against Putin and Russian military

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The U.S. company Meta is partially relaxing its rules for Facebook and Instagram users to allow calls for violence against...

Visa and Mastercard temporarily suspend operations in Russia

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

VW Group stops Russia business

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Volkswagen is suspending its Russian business because of the war against Ukraine. "Against the backdrop of the Russian...

Google deals another blow to Facebook

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Meta Platforms, the Internet company built around the social network Facebook, gave the stock market a shock two weeks ago...

Europe and Africa can only achieve energy transition together

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This year, Europe and Germany in particular are moving from ambitious announcements to decisive action on climate...

Agreement for Airbus conversion

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

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...

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...

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....

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...

Berlin Airport may run out of money in 2022

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BER Airport in Schönefeld will soon need the next financial aid from the state owners. The liquidity is still secured...

Despite support from Mikhail Fridman's structures Viktor Baturin loses a case against his sister Elena Baturina in Austrian Court

In the city of Kitzbuhel, Austrian court has refused Victor Baturin the claim against his sister Elena Baturina, a...

E-Commerce : cheap purchases from China is over

On July 1, the biggest EU-wide VAT reform since the creation of the Single Market in 1993 comes into force. The reform...

Corona ensures high unemployment despite growth

The effects of the Corona crisis have hit Berlin's economy particularly hard in a state comparison. The differences...

Amazon wins tax dispute over EU Commission

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The tax rules concluded by the Luxembourg state with the internet retailer Amazon do not violate EU state aid law. The EU...
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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...

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...
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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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Sri Lanka no longer services its debts

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

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...
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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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Youtube blocks Russian state media worldwide

YouTube is declaring war on videos and channel owners who deny the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The video platform has...
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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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Federal government raises 200 billion euros for greater energy security

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

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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Netflix stops production of Russian original series

The streaming service Netflix has stopped its productions in Russia in response to the attack on Ukraine ordered by...
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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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Germany wants to close airspace for Russian aircraft

In the conflict with Russia, the German government is preparing to close German airspace to Russian aircraft. Federal...
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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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Quarterly report paints a mixed picture of Amazon

Amazon reported revenue growth of 9 percent to $137.4 billion for the final quarter of 2021, roughly in line with...
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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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Google's advertising business continues to grow rapidly

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

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...
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Significant increase in the number of part-time workers

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

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

China's economy grows only slowly

The upturn in the Chinese economy lost considerable momentum in the third quarter. According to the Beijing statistics...
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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...
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Financial assets rise to 200 trillion euros

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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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...
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More price transparency at the gas station

Anyone who regularly takes their car to the gas station is familiar with this: the spontaneous glance at the signs when...
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Evergrande announces millions in on-time interest payment

Heavily indebted Chinese real estate group Evergrande has promised to pay millions in interest on time, betting it will...

Brandenburg to fund battery factory with 120 million euros

The government in Brandenburg, led by Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD), wants to give the green light for a state...

 DKB charges negative interest above 50,000 euros

The Berlin direct bank DKB, actually popular with younger and thrifty customers because of low costs, is lowering its...

Home office is a culture change that cannot be ignored

Are all workers back at work this Monday? Certainly not. But the obligation imposed on companies by lawmakers to allow...
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Ein gesunder Lebensstil beinhaltet Achtsamkeit - diese Apps können bei der Stressreduktion helfen

Stress ist in der heutigen Zeit ein immer wieder auftretendes Problem. Arbeit, Familie und Freizeitleben ist nicht immer...
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CDU wants to ease the tax burden on businesses

In the days when the CDU/CSU is fine-tuning its election program, business representatives are closely following every...
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Deutsche Bank in trouble again in US

Deutsche Bank just can't get a grip on its money laundering controls. Reports of a further rebuke from the U.S. Federal...
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Museum association fears cost-cutting measures due to pandemic

The Corona pandemic has torn a deep hole in the finances of Germany's more than 6,600 museums. "Regardless of whether a...
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Amazon achieves record profit

Amazon.com continues its rapid growth. The online retailer significantly exceeded expectations with its figures for the...
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Apple presents the Turbo iPad

One can only speculate what would have happened if the already easily inflamed fanboys and fangirls had been able to...