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Bachelet takes office in Chile with promise of social reform
Luxembourg resists tax clampdown as EU makes progress on closing banks
Luxembourg has stalled European Union efforts to crack down on tax evaders. Finance ministers from EU countries have though made progress on setting up an agency to control rogue banks.
US congressional committee starts probe into GM recall policy
A US congressional committee has said it's investigating why carmaker General Motors had been late in initiating a recall over an unsafe ignition switch problem. GM itself admitted 13 deaths had been linked to the issue.
Hoeness alleged tax liability soars to 27.2 million euros
The amount of money involved in a tax case against Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has risen - again. An official claims Hoeness is liable for a greater figure than the amount to which he himself confessed.
OECD predicts sluggish global growth
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned that global growth will remain sluggish. The agency reported a slowdown in emerging economies that would undercut gains in Europe and the US.
Siemens and Bosch most active German applicants for EU patents
A fresh report by the European Patent Office has shown Siemens and Bosch are the most active German companies when it comes to filing patents. Only Samsung has applied for more product protection procedures in Brussels.
Deutsche Telekom logs full-year profit after period of loss-taking
Following years of restructuring problems, German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom has finally turned the corner, logging full-year profits. Growth was in no small way driven by its US subsidiary.
Currency troubles in growth markets dent Adidas 2013 earnings
German sportswear and equipment maker Adidas has missed its 2013 earnings target, adversely hit by falling currencies in emerging markets. Nevertheless, the result is described as good, allowing for a higher dividend.
German utility company RWE posts worst results in over 60 years
Germany's second-largest utility company, RWE, has reported huge full-year losses, logging negative results it hasn't seen for many decades. The company has suffered from the nation's energy transition policy.
EU Parliament may reject privacy package
The European Parliament will vote on an action plan on the future of data protection in the EU on Wednesday. Despite allegations of mass surveillance, the package may be rejected.
Britain's 'invisible' IT industry on show at CeBIT
Britain might be better known for chips that go with fish than those inside computers. This year, the UK is the official partner country at the 2014 Hanover CeBIT expo, offering it a chance to showcase its IT industry.
The plight of Germany's foreign careworkers
Many German families leave their old and invalid relatives to be looked after by female careworkers from Eastern Europe. These women work at all hours of the day and night - and also on the margins of the law.
Fuel for the next cold war
Ukraine is dependent on Russian gas - but not as much as it used to be. For years the US State Department has pushed the country toward energy independence. Congress aims to speed things up.
Beefing up business in Malawi
Entrepreneur Abida Mia and her husband spotted a market opportunity in Malawi when a slaughter house was privatized. They have never looked back.
Sewing for success: behind the scenes at Ghana's Horseman Shoes
Since its launch in 2010, Horseman Shoes has gone from strength to strength. Now entrepreneur Tonyi Senayah is looking to expand abroad.
China's moves towards free market economy
Chinese Government Banking Supervisor, Li Jiange in DW interview