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1 day agoHow to overcome German firms' Africa angst -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hosted African leaders for the third G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. The initiative aims to boost private investment in Africa — but challenges remain.
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3 hours agoGerman police raid banking ring -- 19.11.2019 -- German authorities watched the suspected illegal banking operation for a year before their raid.
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13 days agoGoogle launches Stadia game platform -- Google takes on gaming consoles like XBox and Playstation with Stadia game streaming platform
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2 months agoThe 77 Percent — The future of African film -- From video cassettes to compact discs, indeed, the international film industry has evolved with technology. Valued at about 140 billion dollars last year, African film producers and actors are aiming for a bigger slice of the global pie. Listen to the show to understand how streaming services are making it easier to reach audiences.
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1 day agoGrünheide hopes for Tesla -- For years, there's been speculation over where Tesla boss Elon Musk will build his European Gigafactory. Now, he seems to have decided on the hamlet of Grünheide in Brandenburg outside of the German capital, Berlin.
6 days agoVolkswagen's electric future -- Volkswagen is serious about electromobility. In the city of Zwickau, near Germany's Czech border, the carmaker is pressing ahead with the production of its ID.3 electric car. Henrik Böhme was there to see it.
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16 days agoConsolidation in car industry picking up speed -- The planned merger between PSA and Fiat Chrysler is yet another sign that consolidation in the global auto industry continues unabated, says Arndt Ellinghorst, head of Global Automotive Research at Evercore.
19 days agoGermany faces falling tax revenue -- Germany's public coffers are often described as overflowing. Keeping them topped up is so important to Berlin - it's even anchored in the law. But Germany's Eurozone neighbors - and incoming ECB chief Christine Lagarde - are urging Germany to loosen its wallet to fend off a possible recession.
20 days agoMario Draghi - will he be remembered as a hero? -- After eight years at the helm of the European Central Bank, Thursday sees Mario Draghi preside over his last policy meeting at the bank. It's not been all smooth sailing. Several members of his governing council have publicly criticised his latest measures, with one top official even resigning over Draghi's open-ended bond buying scheme aimed at stabilizing the Eurozone.
26 days ago'Draghi saved the eurozone from a deep recession' -- Alexander Kriwoluzky, head of macroeconomics at the German Institute for Economic Research, reflects on the legacy of outgoing ECB chief Mario Draghi, saying he will leave the central bank with a "stellar record."
23 days agoWhatever it takes? Unpicking Draghi's legacy -- Described by US economist Paul Krugman as "[arguably] the greatest central banker of modern times," Mario Draghi served as head of the European Central Bank from 2011 to October 31. He leaves a mixed legacy.
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