Smoke and Mirrors: Big Tobacco's Dubious Health-Conscious Makeover

Smoke and Mirrors Big Tobacco's Dubious Health-Conscious Makeover

Tobacco companies claim they want to move away from cigarettes and focus on expanding the market for healthier electronic devices. But outside of Europe and the United States, they are still working to hook as many people on cigarettes as possible, even if it breaks the law. By Hauke Goos and Ann-Kathrin Nezik more... Comment ]

Going Global: Newspaper Could Help Rebrand China Abroad

Going Global Newspaper Could Help Rebrand China Abroad

The South China Morning Post has been reporting from Hong Kong for 115 years. Internet giant Alibaba bought the newspaper in 2015 in what appears to be an effort to turn it into a global media brand. By Ann-Kathrin Nezik more... Comment ]


Interview with U.S. Economist Larry Summers: 'The Very People Who Voted for Trump Will Suffer'

Interview with U.S. Economist Larry Summers 'The Very People Who Voted for Trump Will Suffer'

In an interview, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses the escalation of trade tensions between his country, China and Europe and the harm President Trump's economic policies is likely to do to his own supporters. Interview Conducted By Tim Bartz more... Comment ]

Diplomatic Tensions: Reception Grows Frosty for German Firms in Saudi Arabia

Diplomatic Tensions Reception Grows Frosty for German Firms in Saudi Arabia

Following diplomatic discord between Berlin and Riyadh, contracts for German businesses in Saudi Arabia have been drying up. Is the crown prince punishing them? By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]


Economic Superpower: Chinese Expansion Has Germany on the Defensive

Economic Superpower Chinese Expansion Has Germany on the Defensive

The German economy has grown dependent on China in a development that is now coming back to haunt it. With a global trade war brewing, it will be impossible for the government in Berlin to please both Beijing and Washington. It's time for a new strategy. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Dark Side of the Dream: Why Arsenal Star Per Mertesacker Is Happy to Leave Football

Dark Side of the Dream Why Arsenal Star Per Mertesacker Is Happy to Leave Football

After 15 years as a professional football player, Arsenal player Per Mertesacker is hanging up his boots. Plagued by injuries and stressed by the game, he argues that it's time for people to understand its human cost. By Antje Windmann more... Comment ]


'The Sale of Our Identity': C&A Family Member Discusses Firm's Uncertain Future

'The Sale of Our Identity' C&A Family Member Discusses Firm's Uncertain Future

They are one of Europe's richest families, and also extremely tight-lipped. With news of the company's potential sale, a member of the Brenninkmeijer family, which owns fashion retailer C&A, has come forward to address the rumors. Interview Conducted by Yasmin El-Sharif and Simone Salden more... Comment ]

Currency Cold War: Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

Currency Cold War Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

Despite a booming economy, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a weaker dollar, a move that threatens to jeopardize Europe's fragile economic upswing. There's very little the European Central Bank can do to fight back. By Tim Bartz and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]


50 Percent for 5 Percent: A Look at Germany's Extremely Unequal Wealth Distribution

50 Percent for 5 Percent A Look at Germany's Extremely Unequal Wealth Distribution

European Central Bank statistics show that wealth distribution in Germany is extremely unequal. But a new analysis by the German Institute for Economic Research shows that the situation is even worse than initially thought. By Florian Diekmann more... Comment ]