German Media’s AfD Swastika Lamp April Fools’ Joke Slammed

Swastikas are one of the many Nazi-era symbols that are banned in Germany and, other than special requests for films and academic pursuits, the display of them is illegal and can carry hefty fines and, even in some cases, time in prison. One twitter user brought this up in reply to the article and asked, […]

German diplomat confirmed killed in Beirut explosion

“Our worst fears have been confirmed,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement. “A member of our embassy in Beirut has been killed in the aftermath of the explosion in her home. All employees of the Federal Foreign Office are in deep grieving for their colleague.”

German shares open with small gains at start of trading on Friday

The biggest winner among Germany’s 30 largest listed companies at the start of trading was telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom, increasing by 2.18 percent, followed by sportswear manufacturer Adidas with 1.11 percent and stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse with 0.74 percent.

German industrial production continues recovery from COVID-19 low

“The German economy is on the road to recovery. However, after the interim spurt in the summer months, further recovery is likely to be much more difficult,” said Nils Jannsen, a senior researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, in a statement released on its website.

German Bund yield holds near one-week high

Renewed optimism about the euro area following last month’s agreement on a 750-billion-euro ($890 billion) European Union recovery fund has boosted sentiment towards peripheral bond markets, tightening the yield premium investors demand for holding their bonds over benchmark Germany.

UPDATE 1-German bond yields rise from two-month lows in busy week

“Temporary weakness in European government bonds and spreads may be seen in coming sessions on account of the magnitude of the strength we have seen already … in any case, we would see such weakness as opportunities to buy the dip,” Mizuho strategists said in a note.

German Cinema Org Weighs In On ‘Mulan’ Controversy: “[Disney Is] Playing With Fire”

“The latest events around the distribution of films and the avoidance of…the cinema show: Here a game is being played with fire and a proven and successful business model is overridden in this crisis. If great films made for the [big] screen are not shown there, the available market opportunities will not be used.

German lawyer tried for fabricating victim of far-right attack

According to the indictment, the lawyer managed to convince the Munich court of Keskin’s existence by presenting false medical and psychological certificates and referring to alleged television images of the man, the German Redaktionsnetzwerk reported. 

German industry expects production to rise in coming three months: Ifo

“The industrial sector is continuing to work its way out of the trough in production,” Ifo economist Klaus Wohlrabe said after Ifo published a survey showing that the mood among industrial companies improved for a third straight month in July.

LIVEWIRE: Germany Federal Elections 2017 Results

One of the biggest shocks in German politics has been the lacklustre performance of former European Parliament president Martin Schulz who took over leadership of the Social Democrats (SPD) earlier this year. Some polls show the SPD polling as low as 21 percent which would be a record low for the party whose previous low point […]