1 day agoJust how bad could the coronavirus crisis get? -- The spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the global economy in a staggeringly short space of time. The longer-term impact depends on how quickly the virus can be tackled.
1 day agoCoronavirus oil shock prompts Trump's U-turn -- The US president is seeking ways to prop up oil prices, even calling on Riyadh and Moscow to end their price war. It's a remarkable U-turn for Trump, who once likened the oil price slump to a "tax cut" for US consumers.
1 day agoUnderpaid nurses want more than applause -- German nurses have been calling for better pay for years. During the coronavirus pandemic, suddenly they're getting recognition — even applause from people's balconies. But will the public remember when it's all over?
1 day agoAfrican entrepreneurs in Germany in a bind -- Africans who own stores and hairdressers or produce music in Germany also make for a vibrant subculture. As the country now faces the COVID-19, the outlook is bleak for the Afro-German business community.
1 day agoJobs vs. health for Mexican street vendors -- A large number of Mexicans eke out a living as street vendors in Mexico City. The coronavirus outbreak has made their job even more precarious. Do they risk their lives to save their livelihood?
1 day agoCoronavirus has developing economies on edge -- The virus has yet to arrive at full strength in developing countries, but poor health care facilities and weak finances point to grim times ahead. For most, the pandemic already rivals the 2008 global financial crisis.
2 days agoUS: Trillion-dollar supercoins to the rescue? -- The United States is going to spend trillions of dollars to cushion the impact of the spread of coronavirus, but the nation is already steeped in debt. Could two trillion-dollar coins resolve the problem as if by magic?
2 days agoDoes Europe need coronabonds? -- The coronavirus crisis is bringing an old EU dispute back to light. Should financial solidarity in the European Union be limitless? The German government still says no. But the pressure is growing.
3 days agoAir traffic: Eerie silence in the skies -- Global air traffic has been declining rapidly during the coronavirus scare. The drop affects all regions. It's down by almost 100% in southern Africa. That's something never seen before, Andreas Spaeth reports.
3 days agoGermany allows in harvest workers -- Despite the coronavirus crisis, Germany will let 80,000 foreign workers into the country to do harvest work.
1 day agoEU pledges aid for short-time workers -- The SURE plan announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is aimed at preventing massive layoffs.
2 days agoLufthansa, BA announce huge workforce cuts -- Two European aviation giants have announced plans that affect more than 100,000 people. Airlines have suffered dramatic losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2 days agoChina aid with ulterior motives -- China is using the coronavirus crisis to make a good name for itself by delivering aid globally. The US, on the other hand, can no longer be seen as a reliable partner, says DW's Frank Sieren.
8 days agoVirtual beer helps Union Berlin weather storm -- With the football season suspended, clubs are deprived of revenue. Bundesliga newcomers Union Berlin are relying on solidarity and a virtual food truck to weather the financial storm caused by the coronavirus.
8 days agoModern slavery is everywhere -- Slavery isn't a thing of the past, but a reality for more than 40 million people around the globe. DW talks to one of the world's oldest anti-slavery organization about why slavery still exists today.
5 days agoBig Oil looks to plastic for cashflow -- With fuel demand depressed by coronavirus and a price war threatening to pump out more oil, the fossil fuel industry's traditional revenue streams are on even shakier ground. Climate change will make that worse.
1 day agoFrom modular furniture to luxury interiors -- A furniture company in eastern Germany can look back at a truly moving history. For some time now, it's been riding a wave of success, and yachts are playing a major role in this, as Hardy Graupner reports from Dresden.
15 days agoA crash worse than 1929? Experts predict doom -- The coronavirus crisis has sent share and oil prices plummeting worldwide, at a time when banks were already in trouble. Best-selling authors Marc Friedrich and Matthias Weik are convinced we're heading for a global crash.
17 days agoGlobalization: What now? -- Coronavirus has been made worse by globalization. So what's to come? Deglobalization, and a return to thinking local? Or increased globalization as we develop more efficient means of communicating remotely?
17 days agoNot even real estate is safe from COVID-19 -- The coronavirus has come as a shock to the German economy. Even real estate, usually seen as a safe haven, is affected.
3 hours agoCovid-19 gives environment a boost -- Pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have gone down as countries try to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
2 days agoIndia's laborers under lockdown -- Under the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, many of India's day laborers have no work or income
3 days agoOffice-bound Japanese employees in telework -- Telework is picking up in office-bound Japan as the coronavirus forces companies to embrace change.
3 days agoTUI seeks aid amid coronavirus woes -- TUI, the world's biggest tour operator, is close to securing nearly 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in government aid.
4 days agoEconomic advisers: 'recession inevitable' -- German economic advisers weigh in on the looming coronavirus recession. How bad will it be?
4 days agoBorder closures hit harvests -- Border lockdowns have starved German farms of eastern European labor just as the asparagus harvest is due.
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7 months agoHackathons: An inclusive way to tackle the climate crisis? -- Can an eclectic mix of hundreds of students brought together to work against the clock come up with technological solutions to the world's environmental problems?
1 hour agoMillions of Marriott guests exposed in new data breach -- A new hacking attack on Marriott International has targeted the information of up to 5.2 million guests, according to the hotel chain. The hackers may have used login data of two Marriott employees.
3 days agoSouth Korea uses internet tech to rein in coronavirus -- Although it was hit hard by the coronavirus, South Korea managed to rein it in quickly without a shutdown. No one knows for sure how it was done, but making use of internet technology to track cases and travel information seems to have helped.
5 days agoBiotech firm develops sought-after rapid test -- Companies that are working on products to fight COVID-19 are being put through their paces. Biotech company Qiagen produces a rapid test for the novel coronavirus.
9 days agoChina coronavirus adds to German automakers' woes -- The virus threatens to halve February car sales in China, the largest market for Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes. It's the latest setback for Germany's struggling auto industry, already reeling from waning global demand.
1 month agoDaimler doubles down on austerity as electric era beckons -- Daimler's new CEO has promised the luxury German carmaker "will change radically" after a 64% slump in net profit. The Mercedes-Benz owner needs to future-proof itself for the electric era as Tesla is hot on its heels.
1 month agoTesla market cap surges past Volkswagen to $100 billion -- Elon Musk has steered his electric carmaker into new territory as the company, for the first time, is valued at more than $100 billion. How has Tesla surpassed Volkswagen which sells 30 times more cars?
2 months agoFormer Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn makes first appearance after fleeing Japan -- Former head of Renault-Nissan Carlos Ghosn in his first public appearance since skipping bail blamed a "plot" against him for his fall. Here's how he went from feted CEO to fugitive.
2 months agoECB shifts into crisis mode as coronavirus bites eurozone economy -- The COVID-19 shock to the global economy is forcing the European Central Bank to open its monetary spigots further. But unlike in previous crises, the ECB is short of ammunition as it faces a looming recession.
17 days agoInside Europe: Are eurozone wallets about to get lighter? -- The European Commission is evaluating the use of 1 euro cent and 2 euro cents coins — probably good news to a lot of people living in the eurozone ... these small copper coins seem to multiply like mad in your wallet and weigh a tonne. Keith Walker speaks with DW business reporter Andreas Becker who explains the main arguments for getting rid of the small coins.
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2 months agoCroatia willing to introduce the euro by 2024 -- The youngest European Union member state, Croatia, is aiming to adopt the euro no later than 2024. In an interview with DW, Croatian Finance Minister Zdravko Maric elaborates on what challenges lie ahead.
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