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Olaf Scholz, Germany’s finance minister and SPD candidate for chancellor. File photograph: Gordon Welters/The New York Times

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) has accused its centre-right political rivals and current coalition partners the CDU of dirty tricks after rai(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel:  “It was right that I mentioned Wirecard on the state visit. At the time, it was about improving access to the Chinese market.” Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel once revealed that, when reading a newspaper, she always turns first to the business pages. On Friday, as final witness at t(...)

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European shares fell on Tuesday as battery maker Umicore kicked off a busy week of earnings with a grim outlook and investors grew concerned about Chi(...)

Hibernia Reit added 1.3 per cent to €1.26. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European shares rose on Monday, with the market taking its lead from a strong showing across Asia, though volumes remained thin as US markets were clo(...)

Regulators require banks to meet ‘know your customer’ (KYC) requirements so that criminals cannot mask their identity through complex company and ownership structures to launder money or avoid sanctions. Photograph: Reuters

Deutsche Bank has uncovered shortcomings in its ability to fully identify clients and the source of their wealth, more than a year after it was fined (...)

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is among those to have backed N26, which has raised more than $50 million to date

N26, a low-cost mobile-first bank, which was awarded a full European retail banking licence last year, has gained about 10,000 customers in Ireland, o(...)

Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan: “At no point did I ask the chancellor for help. I didn’t even hint at anything of the sort.” Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

There was a touch of Anglo Irish Bank bingo in Deutsche Bank chief John Cryan’s interview with the Bild tabloid on Wednesday. The embattled British(...)

 ECB president Mario Draghi: he told the Bundestag European committee his bank saw no evidence for housing bubbles because rising residential real estate prices. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi faced down mutinous Bundestag MPs on Wednesday, insisting low ECB interest rates were not responsible for(...)

The headquarters buildings of Deutsche Bank: prosecutors are examining the role played by individuals connected with Deutsche Bank’s involvement in the Libor rate-rigging scandal. Photograph:  Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

Frankfurt prosecutors are examining the role played by individuals connected with Deutsche Bank’s involvement in the Libor rate-rigging scandal – pote(...)

Hasbro lost 3.3 per cent to $51.46. The toys and game maker reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates. Photograph: Reuters

Shares fell across the globe as fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the first major eruption of violence there since a Malaysian airliner was shot do(...)

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