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Germany at the risk of being raided

Germany is about to lose its biggest construction company to a Spanish rival, making it one of the largest hostile bids in years. Lax German takeover laws are basically inviting foreign companies to take over control.

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A long story about a short position to be continued

I sell you something I don’t have. Do you agree? – This doubtful trading practice, called short selling, takes place every day in our financial markets. It is highly speculative and has even been accused for fanning the flames of … Continue reading

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Euro bonds – the answer to the €-crisis?

The debt crisis is still spreading from one European country to another and the euro as a single currency is in danger. To ensure a brighter future and a survival of the euro zone the EU President proposed the issuance … Continue reading

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Global expansion of the yuan

China, as the second largest economy and the biggest export nation, is gaining more and more influence on the world market. Experts claim we could be at the edge of a revolution of the financial markets, having the yuan as … Continue reading

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Will Germany kill the euro?

It seems like the €-zone is playing a game of dominoes: one country falls into a financial crisis and they all tumble, one after another. Is the euro as a single currency in danger?

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Google goes shopping

Google’s answer to fierce competition is to spur growth by entering new market segments. Rumors are spread the internet giant is just about to perform its most expensive acquisition.

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Brave New GM

Has General Motors overcome its crisis? – On Thursday, November 18th, the market is supposed to experience the largest IPO of 2010.

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