Tag: Germany

Thursday, June 14th 2012 - 23:08 UTC

Merkel warns “Germany’s strength is not infinite” and there are “no miracle solutions”

The German Chancellor addressing Parliament

Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed pressure for Germany, Europe's most powerful economy, to underwrite debt or guarantee bank deposits in the euro zone.

Monday, June 4th 2012 - 03:49 UTC

Merkel signals to the opposition she is ready to accept measures to boost growth

The German Chancellor praised higher wage deals in Germany  (Photo: EFE)

Chancellor Angela Merkel praised higher German wage deals and signalled flexibility on a financial transaction tax, in a sign she is open to new measures to boost growth in Europe.

Thursday, May 31st 2012 - 18:33 UTC

Indian school boy solves 350-year old mathematical problem set out by Newton

Shouryya Ray: “I just asked myself, 'Why not?'”

An Indian school boy from Calcutta and currently in Germany, Shouryya Ray, has shocked everyone by solving a 350-year-old mathematical problem which was set by one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians, Sir Isaac Newton.

Friday, May 25th 2012 - 20:44 UTC

Germany should exit the Euro and revalue its currency, suggests top economist

Guillermo Nielsen, a Greek exit would cripple banks and trade in Europe

Germany should exit the Euro and revalue its currency as “damage control” to avoid the effects of contagion stemming from a Greek exit, which would cripple banks and trade in Europe, according to former Argentine Finance Secretary Guillermo Nielsen.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012 - 22:15 UTC

Following electoral disaster, Merkel fires federal Environment minister

Roetggen lost North Rhine-Westphalia and his political future on May 13

German Chancellor Angela Merkel fired Norbert Roettgen, the federal Environment minister who led her Christian Democratic Union to its worst-ever result in an election in Germany’s most populous state.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012 - 04:01 UTC

Merkollande admit differences but call for unity and growth in the Euro zone

Hollande and Merkel: not such a complicated fellow after all

Despite their differences over how to drag Europe out of its current economic swamp, German and French leaders pledged to join efforts in reinvigorating growth in the continent during their first meeting on Tuesday.

Monday, May 14th 2012 - 19:11 UTC

Germany prepares to receive Hollande but insists on tight austerity measures

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble: “Hollande knows the fiscal treaty can’t be changed”

The European Union cannot amend agreed rules on tighter fiscal discipline despite voters' rejection of austerity policies in several countries, and France's new leader must understand this, Germany's finance minister said.

Monday, May 14th 2012 - 05:03 UTC

German opposition wins in the most populous state and finds their “SPD Angela”

Hannelore Kraft, a tram-worker's daughter with a common touch

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives suffered a crushing defeat on Sunday in an election in Germany’s most populous state, a result which could embolden the left opposition to step up attacks on her European austerity policies.

Saturday, May 12th 2012 - 09:17 UTC

Top trade officials invite Brazilian companies to invest in East Germany

GTAI chief Jurgen Friedrich said Brazil should follow China and take advantage of Germany’s R&D.

A top visiting German trade official appealed to Brazilian companies Thursday to invest in Europe's largest economy, particularly in the former East Germany taking advantage of the country’s know-how.

Thursday, April 12th 2012 - 17:11 UTC

Soros tells Germany preparing for “end of the Euro” only worsens the situation

The US/UK/Hungarian born billionaire has made accurate forecasts

Billionaire investor George Soros said financial markets are concerned other countries will follow Germany’s Bundesbank in girding against the end of the Euro.


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