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Soaring inflation will hit the most vulnerable -- Germans have good reason to worry about rising consumer prices. With inflation at a 30-year high, it's the country's neediest who will be hit the hardest.

15 hours ago

How to punish Moscow over Ukraine threat? -- The US and the EU are threatening new sanctions on Moscow over fears about an invasion of Ukraine. Excluding Russian banks from the SWIFT global payments system has been ruled out, according to reports, so what is left?

1 day ago

Is 5G near US airports a security issue? -- US airlines are concerned about the planned rollout of 5G technology near airports in the US. They warn that 5G could interfere with gauging altitude. Aviation journalist Andreas Spaeth takes a closer look.

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Job creation slow as pandemic persists -- The global economy is slowly picking up speed again and new jobs are being created. But there can be no talk of a full labor market recovery as yet, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

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Airbus and Boeing face new competition -- The duopoly of Western aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing is under pressure. Russia's MC-21 airliner is now certified to fly and China is pushing ahead with plans to enter the international market.

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EU airlines seek relief to avoid 'ghost flights' -- The emergence of the omicron variant has slowed air travel on an already weak winter demand, leaving some carriers to experience nearly empty flights. Some EU airlines are hoping for relief from the European Commission.

5 days ago

City of London dodges Brexit bullet -- After warnings that Brexit would dent one of the few sectors where the UK is a global winner — financial services — it turns out the City is relatively unscathed. But some ask if COVID has just delayed the inevitable.

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Will Ukraine reach its hydrogen potential? -- Political developments, together with commercial interests, suggest that Ukraine could potentially export hydrogen produced from renewables and nuclear by the end of the decade. But the road ahead remains bumpy.

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Would €20k at 18 help to reset inequality? -- The poorer half of Germany's population inherits little to no wealth. A proposal by a Berlin think tank would give a lump sum to young people for education, homeownership or starting a business.

7 days ago

Russian gas boost fuels Moscow's China pivot -- A pipeline linking Russian gas with China means that Moscow is driving ahead with gas exports to China, which could allow it to tighten the screws further on EU consumers. Others say it could blow up in Moscow's face.

7 days ago

Meta goes remote to capture EU talent -- Facebook parent Meta says remote positions will help it win talent across Europe as it builds its metaverse. It could also put pressure on other companies fighting for valuable tech workers.

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Global economy loses expansion steam -- Continued uncertainty and income inequality are two reasons why world economic growth looks set to slow in 2022. Last year's output increases are not enough to keep the pace, according to a report from the World Bank.

8 days ago

Kazakhstan a big risk for energy markets -- The central Asian country is the world's biggest uranium exporter and is among the top oil and coal producers. The resource-rich state has seen some of the biggest public protests in years, unnerving energy markets.

8 days ago

Coal phaseout: The last farmer standing -- Lützerath, in western Germany, is set to disappear for the sake of brown coal mining. All 90 residents have been relocated. Only one, Eckardt Heukamp, vows to stay.

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Reunion Island plans to go green -- France's overseas territory Reunion Island is aiming to produce all of its energy through renewables by the end of 2028. Though activists agree on the target, they disagree on the methods.

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Reunion Island the world's sixth digital hub? -- A consortium plans to transform the French overseas territory Reunion Island into one of the world's digital hubs. That could help bring down local unemployment.

13 days ago

How have our workplaces changed? -- Coworking spaces aren't only for cutting-edge startups. More and more companies are mulling over the future of work. Since the pandemic, mobile offices and hybrid models have become a greater part of the equation.

9 days ago

Change of policy at Bundesbank? -- After the resignation of Jens Weidmann as the head of the biggest central bank in the eurozone, Joachim Nagel is now the man at the helm of the Bundesbank. Will he change its traditionally hawkish monetary policy?

12 days ago

US telecom giants delay new 5G service rollout -- AT&T and Verizon said they would suspend turning on new 5G cell towers near runways at some airports.

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Microsoft to buy Call of Duty maker -- The tech giant said it will acquire the troubled videogame maker Activision Blizzard in the biggest deal in the sector.

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World's richest doubled wealth amid pandemic -- Increasing inequalities are "are tearing our world apart," according to the anti-poverty charity. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are among the world's richest.

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China's economy slowed at end of 2021 -- The Chinese economy was shaken by a series of shocks towards the end of 2021, including a spate of virus outbreaks, a property market slump and far-reaching regulatory crackdowns on some sectors.

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Germany bounces back into growth -- After contracting in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, the German economy began to grow again in 2021. However, the upturn is not as strong as was hoped.

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Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill defeated -- The bill was sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who said sanctions were the only way to stop a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Democrats claim the legislation would have harmed US relations with Germany.

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Microsoft reports malware after cyberattack -- The US tech giant has warned of the presence of dangerous malware on dozens of Ukrainian government computers, while Kyiv blamed Russia for the recent hack.

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Nigeria lifts ban on Twitter after 7 months -- Nigeria had shut out more than 200 million people from the social networking site. Nigeria's IT development agency said the US tech company had met key conditions.

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Kenya suffers nationwide power outage -- The outage came after a major electricity pylon belonging to Kenya Power fell over. Power has since been restored to several areas of the country.

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Natural disasters cost $280 billion in 2021 -- German reinsurance giant Munich Re has said that the climate crisis is behind the bulk of the costs. July's floods in western Europe were the second-costliest disaster of the year globally.

6 days ago

German inflation hits highest rate since 1993 -- The surge in the cost of living by 3.1% in 2021 was largely driven by rising energy prices, supply chain bottlenecks and the end of a temporary VAT cut.

8 days ago

France fines Google, Facebook over cookies -- The French government is fining the tech giants millions over data that tracks users' activity. They've given the companies three months to comply or face further fines.

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Taiwan to invest $200 million in Lithuania -- Tensions between China and Lithuania soared after Taiwan was allowed to open a de facto embassy in Vilnius. Now, Taiwan wants to help offset the financial cost that comes with angering Beijing.

8 days ago

Germany's record for women execs no accident -- The number of women on the executive boards of German companies has hit a record high. This kind of change doesn't happen on its own, says DW's Kristie Pladson.

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Demanding better working conditions -- Hundreds of thousands of migrant domestic workers in Taiwan are not protected by the island's labor laws. Rights activists say this leaves them open to abuse.

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Will tourism in the Philippines recover? -- Just as the Philippines began to recover from two years of pandemic misery, Typhoon Rai ravaged its tourism-dependent remote islands. Residents say their future will be bleak if tourists don't return soon.

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What to expect from Europe-ASEAN relations -- One of the EU's tests for 2022 will be convincing Southeast Asian countries that it can be a more rounded partner and not just a financier of ASEAN projects.

7 days ago

The Japanese way of recycling brewery waste -- A Japanese startup is using organic waste produced during beer production to manufacture environmentally-friendly paper products.

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Plan to get back on climate goal track -- Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck has delivered sharp criticism of the country's record on climate change. Reductions in carbon emissions will have to "treble" to meet the country's climate goals.

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Used clothes choke markets in Ghana -- Each week, Ghana receives 15 million items of used clothing sent from the West. But 40% of the products are discarded due to poor quality. They end up at landfills and in bodies of water, polluting entire ecosystems.

12 days ago

France aims at Big Tech -- Paris hopes to use its six months at the head of the Council of the EU to tackle the bloc's "economic, educational, migration and military challenges." French President Macron will do it while facing an election at home.

14 days ago

AFCON: Cameroon businesses hope for boost -- The Africa Cup of Nations competition is days away, and the fever is already gripping Cameroonians, especially businesses. They have their eyes on a revival and boost in revenue.

14 days ago

Squabbling over EU energy policy proposal -- The EU Commission's proposal to classify nuclear power and natural gas plants as "green" investments has sparked debate in Germany's new coalition government. Conflict is also brewing between EU states.

16 days ago

DW looks behind the business headlines -- DW's new video series offers deep dives into the most relevant cross-border business stories of today, guiding you through trade conflicts, supply chain challenges, global labor issues and the battle for tech dominance.

6 months ago

E-bikes picking up speed in Taiwan -- From megacities to villages, motorbikes rule the road in Asia. Green e-bikes offer an alternative.

11 hours ago

China's Xi urges nations to cut supply chain risks -- Countries around the world should uphold true multilateralism, Xi said, in a bis to crank up the global economy.

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Russia warned of 'high price' of invading Ukraine -- The West has mulled excluding Russia from the international SWIFT payments system should it invade Ukraine.

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China's GDP growth slows slightly -- China's many economic problems and the global pandemic have slowed growth in the final quarter of 2021.

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Combustion engines not to go away soon -- Fabian Sperka says combustion engines will be around for a long time despite the gradual switch to electric cars.

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Jellyfish a multibillion-dollar industry -- With fewer and fewer fish in the seas, jellyfish is more popular than ever in Asia, especially in Thailand.

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US airlines call for no 5G near airports, warn of 'catastrophic disruption' -- Airlines are concerned that the technology, which is planned to be rolled out as early as Wednesday, could have serious consequences. They warn if implemented near airports, 5G could interfere with gauging altitude.

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How to spot a deepfake -- Spotting a deepfake is becoming increasingly diffcult as the technology used to create them advances — but there are revealing clues you can look for to expose one. Here are some tips for identifying a deepfake.

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2021 supply shortages: Year of waiting followed by year of anxiety -- If 2021 was the year the world ran out of everything, prospects are unlikely to change much for most of next year. So, sit back and relax on your couch and continue to perfect the art of waiting.

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Joe Biden hosts Trudeau, Obrador for 'Three Amigos' summit -- Leaders of the US, Canada, and Mexico met after a five-year gap. While they emphasized cooperation, tensions were raised about the auto industry, Biden's "Buy American" policies and a Mexican energy bill.

2 months ago

Coronavirus: Central Europe's focus on cars backfires -- The COVID-19 pandemic has slashed car demand and disrupted the industry's supply chains. That's especially bad news for the likes of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, whose economies are highly dependent on the sector.

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Syrena: Poland's retro electric car rolls back the years -- A firm in Poland plans to resurrect an old jewel in the domestic automotive industry — with an electric car version of the Syrena, Polish communism's iconic set of wheels. But some believe its road ahead could be bumpy.

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MEP suggests BioNTech founders appear on euro notes -- Moritz Körner, a European lawmaker with Germany's neoliberal Free Democrats, has said the pair have saved "millions of lives." The euro bank note is set to be redesigned over the coming years.

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Why policy approaches to inflation risks differ -- The central banks of the US, the UK and the eurozone have all provided statements recently on how they will react to inflation risks. While the problem they face seem similar, policy measures will differ.

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