Commerzbank shares gained 1.4 per cent yesterday to close at €11.98 in Frankfurt trading, and rose 2.3 pe rcent this year

Commerzbank, Germany’s second-largest lender, said third-quarter profit rose, beating estimates, as provisions for risky loans decreased and sales ros(...)

A convoy of East German cars queue up at Unter den Linden avenue in East Berlin before crossing the border line under the Brandenburg Gate into West Berlin as a result of the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 11th, 1989. Photograph: Derrick Ceyrac/AFP/ Getty Images

‘We are pleased that German unification is taking place under a European roof”. These words from the conclusions of the European Communities summit in(...)

Foreign drivers will face a toll charge for using the German autobahns from 2016 under the new law.

The German government introduced a controversial road toll on Thursday which will force foreign car drivers to pay up to €130 a year for using German(...)

In documents declassified at the National Archives on October 24th, 2014, an agent codenamed Jack King is revealed to in fact be Eric Roberts, who until the summer of 1940 was working at the Euston Road branch of the Westminster bank.

The World War II spy who fooled British Nazis into believing he was a Gestapo agent and persuaded them to work for him has been named as a London bank(...)

The BDI said the European Union’s sanctions against Russia were partly to blame for its more downbeat assessment

Germany’s main industry lobby trimmed its 2014 growth forecast for Europe’s largest economy on Thursday to between 1.2 and 1.4 per cent but said it di(...)

Irish Parliamentary Party  leader John Redmond.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has suggested that John Redmond was a “man of violence” who sent thousands of his fellow Irishmen to their deaths in t(...)

The current German government is pursuing economic policies that allowed the Nazis come to power in the 1930s, Siptu president Jack O’Connor said. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The present German government is pursuing economic policies which allowed the Nazis to come to power in the 1930s, Siptu president Jack O’Connor has s(...)

Reviving Europe’s economy

The euro zone economy is in trouble. Growth is slowing and deflation remains a real threat, despite significant policy moves by the European Central B(...)

Bruce Schneier: “So much surveillance is piggy-backed on corporate servers. I think it’s funny when someone like [Google chairman] Eric Schmidt is complaining about government surveillance.”

Renowned security expert Bruce Schneier is on the phone from a US airport, and there’s an awful lot of commotion going on in the background.A bleeping(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a rally against anti-Semitism. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and sp(...)