Christian Schnell is a Handelsblatt correspondent, writing about the auto industry. He has reported out of Frankfurt for over a decade, covering finance.
The head of the EU’s biggest insurance company talks about making European companies globally competitive at a time when the US and China are getting all the attention.
Shares in the payments service giant nosedived again as its Asian operations were raided over possible accounting fraud. Germany's financial watchdog is investigating the stock's gyrations.
The country’s tightly-regulated retirement funds are in trouble after years of low interest rates. Analysts say the problem will spread if rates stay low – and if funds don’t get better at investing.
Life insurance policies that let clients change and suspend premium payments have been available in other countries for years, but they don’t come cheap.
Digital insurance startups, known as insurtechs, are attracting record levels of investment. But the established industry names aren't worried – they see them as partners in their own modernization.
The new kid on the DAX has big ambitions. It aims to multiply its stock-market value by four. Tougher still, the fintech wants to wean its countrymen off cash.
Wirecard, a rising fintech star, is now worth more than staid old Deutsche Bank. Next, the startup may displace Commerzbank in the DAX index.
Bavaria’s capital is Germany’s most expensive city to buy or rent property. With demand steady and supply constricted, prices look set to keep pressing upward.
Activist investors have finally figured out how companies work in Germany and now, armed with cash, they're transforming the corporate landscape.
A surge in online shopping has turned the payments market into a battleground for financial startups. Germany's best-known provider Wirecard placed its focus abroad, not on its cash-loving homeland, to rise above its competitors.