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EUR, GBP, USD exchange rate developments to watch this week

EUR, GBP, USD exchange rate developments to watch this week

3 August 2015 | 0 comments

Follow the top exchange rate developments this week to get the best deal on your international money transfers and payments. [Contributed by TorFX]

Germany wrong to propose temporary 'Grexit': French minister

Germany wrong to propose temporary 'Grexit': French minister

2 August 2015 | 0 comments

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview Sunday that his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble was "wrong" to propose a temporary withdrawal from the euro for debt-laden Greece, evoking...

Guinean migrant seriously wounded in German police shooting: report

Guinean migrant seriously wounded in German police shooting: report

2 August 2015 | 0 comments

A Guinean migrant who caused a brawl in a home for asylum seekers in Germany was shot and seriously wounded by police, local media reported.The 23-year-old man had attacked another asylum seeker with...

Nationalisations, German probes in Greek contingency plan: report

Nationalisations, German probes in Greek contingency plan: report

1 August 2015 | 0 comments

Greece had a contingency plan in the event of being forced by creditors into a disorderly default, which included nationalisations and a corruption probe targeting German companies, a Greek newspaper...

More than 300,000 seek asylum in Germany this year so far: report

More than 300,000 seek asylum in Germany this year so far: report

1 August 2015 | 0 comments

Germany has hosted more than 300,000 asylum seekers since the start of the year, said the daily Die Welt on Saturday, as Berlin prepares for a record influx of refugees in 2015.According to the conservative...

Wintershall to join Russia-Germany pipeline expansion

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Energy company Wintershall, a subsidiary of German chemicals group BASF, said Friday it planned to help Russia's Gazprom enlarge the Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany."BASF subsidiary...

Germany suspends treason probe against blog after protest storm

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Germany's chief prosecutor on Friday suspended a treason probe against Internet security bloggers that had sparked a storm of protest from journalist and politicians.Harald Range said "in view of the...

Germany urges Turkey not to 'tear down bridges' with Kurds

Germany urges Turkey not to 'tear down bridges' with Kurds

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday urged Turkey not to abandon the Kurdish peace process despite an upsurge in tension and violence.Ankara "should not tear down the bridges with...

Anger as German 'digital rights' blog probed for treason

Anger as German 'digital rights' blog probed for treason

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

German journalists and lawmakers warned of an attack on press freedom Friday following news of a treason probe against bloggers who published Internet surveillance plans by the domestic security service.The...

German retail sales unexpectedly fall in June

German retail sales unexpectedly fall in June

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

German retail sales, a closely watched measure of household confidence, unexpectedly fell 2.3 percent in June, provisional official data showed Friday.Analysts polled by the financial services provider...

Artist Ai Weiwei arrives in Germany as Britain slammed over visa

Artist Ai Weiwei arrives in Germany as Britain slammed over visa

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei arrived in Germany Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after Britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare...

Artist Ai Weiwei flies to Germany as Britain slammed over visa

Artist Ai Weiwei flies to Germany as Britain slammed over visa

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was headed to Germany Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after Britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare...

China dissident artist Ai Weiwei headed for Germany

China dissident artist Ai Weiwei headed for Germany

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was flying to Germany Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, a week after receiving a new passport. Ai was expected to arrive...

German unemployment stays at historic 6.4 percent low

German unemployment stays at historic 6.4 percent low

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

German unemployment stayed at 6.4 percent in July, the lowest level since reunification almost a quarter century ago, despite an unexpected rise of 9,000 jobless, the federal labour office said Thursday.Analysts...

Lufthansa, lifted by cheap fuel, triples net profit

Lufthansa, lifted by cheap fuel, triples net profit

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

German airline Lufthansa, still reeling from the crash of one of its Germanwings planes in March over the French Alps, said Thursday it tripled net profit in the second quarter, helped by cheap fuel.The...

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