Germany’s public pension and health care funds have amassed billions of euros and should be able to earn a good return on their capital. But negative interest rates are making this almost impossible.
Lithuania’s central banker tells Handelsblatt that he expects the European Central Bank’s economic stimulus will be phased out by the end of 2018.
European Central Bank council member Ardo Hansson tells Handelsblatt that reducing the level of asset purchases won't necessarily mean the end of the ECB's easy monetary policy.
Swedes are well down the path to a cashless society, but the very notion offends their neighbors in Germany. For them it's a matter of freedom.
Some of Germany's biggest companies have been hit by a cyber attack that is causing havoc worldwide. The motive behind the attack is still the subject of speculation.
Erkki Liikanen, governor of the Bank of Finland and a member of the European Central Bank's governing council, told Handelsblatt why the ECB won't raise interest rates any time soon.
Erkki Liikanen, the Finnish member of the ECB's governing council, said the central bank will keep interest rates low even after its bond-buying program ends.
A Swedish investment firm has announced it will sell at least half its 13-percent stake in the once-vaunted Berlin-based startup incubator. Rocket’s share price promptly plunged more than 10 percent.
Pedestrian zones, bike-friendly streets, and auto-free tourist towns are nothing new in Europe. But a carless metropolis? Oslo has committed to becoming the first, while other capitals are taking steps in that direction.
If the Green Party has its way, cars with combustion engines will be barred from German roadways by 2030. But the proposal could also put the brakes on a possible coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives after next year’s elections.