Deutsche Welle : Business (7)

Air Berlin carve-up going at 'full steam' among three bidders

Talks on the sale of Air Berlin are being held 'day and night,' the CEO of the insolvent German airline has said, as the number of 'serious' bidders was down to three, not counting the offer of a 'free-rider.'

Rosneft's strategic India deal in the bag

Russia's state-controlled oil giant Rosneft has reported the closing of a strategically important deal with India's Essar Oil. The investment gives it access to the high-potential and fast-growing Asia Pacific market.

Gamescom enters new political territory

Gamers are voters, too. At least the ones over 18. Now shortly before a general election, top policymakers in Germany have discovered the digital gaming community and are sitting up and taking notice.

Opinion: Air Berlin break-up poses challenge to Lufthansa

This weekend, the fate of the German airline will be sealed. As stakeholders push for a quick resolution and division of the carrier's valuable parts, they also face special responsibilities, says Brigitte Scholtes.

Air Berlin insolvency to hit staff and clients

Air Berlin's filing for insolvency after Etihad withdrew its financial support has created an uncertain future. Staff and clients, including Berlin's new BER airport, face an anxious few months.

Ireland insists Apple tax bill unjustified

Ireland's finance minister has said he remains unhappy about the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple. He said agreements with the tech firm had not been state aid.

Opinion: Air Berlin's turbulent journey

After years on the edge of bankruptcy, Germany's second-largest airline is over the cliff. A state loan will only keep it afloat for some weeks. DW's Henrik Böhme hopes for wise decisions in the interest of employees.