LONDON/BERLIN Aug 21 Germany sold 30-year bonds
with a negative yield for the first time at an auction on
Wednesday, a milestone for a fixed-income market where the
entire curve now yields less than zero.
BERLIN German airline Lufthansa said it was braced for very tough price competition with Ryanair and easyJet for at least the rest of this year as it reported a plunge in second-quarter earnings on Tuesday.
BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel threw her weight behind her embattled new defense minister and heir-apparent on Friday, while insisting she herself was fit to carry on serving as chancellor through to the end of her term in 2021.
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BERLIN European powers accused Iran on Tuesday of "pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments" under a 2015 nuclear deal and called for an urgent meeting of the parties to the agreement to discuss Tehran's compliance.
BERLIN German industrial orders fell far more than expected in May, and the Economy Ministry warned on Friday that this sector of Europe's largest economy was likely to remain weak in the coming months.
FRANKFURT/BERLIN Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings will aim to cut costs by 15% over the next three years and focus on short-haul flights as part of a plan to return to profit by 2021, the German carrier said on Monday.
BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel reaffirmed on Thursday that she would leave politics after serving out her fourth term as chancellor, dismissing speculation that she could take a big European Union job in Brussels.
BERLIN German annual inflation accelerated to 2.1 percent in April, exceeding the European Central Bank's target for the first time since November, data showed on Tuesday, suggesting little need for further monetary easing.