Deutsche Welle : Business (12)

Ryanair pilots vote for industrial action

It has been a difficult few months for Ryanair. First the airline had to cancel thousands of flights and now it is facing the threat of strikes after some of its pilots across Europe voted to take action.

Representing workers, the German way

Most German workers are familiar with the concepts of 'works councils' and 'co-determination,' but what are they? This week in Bonn, a conference of these uniquely German worker representative systems takes place.

A new legitimate era for Bitcoin

Dealing in Bitcoin gets more real as trading in futures contracts of the virtual currency has started on Chicago's CBOE exchange. The subsequent buying frenzy prompted skeptics to again warn of a bubble.

Ireland's Brexit border: The devil is in the detail

After a week of intense EU-UK negotiations over the 'Irish question,' white smoke came with news of an agreement on Friday morning. But what does all the diplomatic jargon actually mean?

German exports drop, trade surplus dips

German exports recorded a surprise fall in October for the second straight month while imports grew, narrowing the massive trade surplus of Europe's biggest economy. But the decline is unlikely to silence critics.

General Electric to cut 12,000 jobs

General Electric's long-term punt on the profitability of its power business is not paying off. The US giant will cut almost one fifth of its global workforce in the area as it tries to meet its own cost-cutting targets.

New record as Bitcoin breaks $15,000 mark

Another day, another thousand dollar increase for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has dominated financial conversations over the past few months but its latest jump is perhaps its most striking yet.

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies — how do they work?

Cryptocurrencies have grabbed a lot of attention in recent days as the value of bitcoin skyrocketed to hit record highs and Venezuela announced plans to create a digital currency called "petro."

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies - how do they work?

Cryptocurrencies have grabbed a lot of attention in recent days as the value of bitcoin skyrocketed to hit record highs and Venezuela announced plans to create a digital currency called "petro."

Eurozone reform: move along, nothing to see here

The European Commission's package of eurozone reforms was billed as the EU's bold vision for a post-Brexit union. But it comes as Brexit talks verge on collapse and domestic German politics remain up in the air.

Erdogan faces economic crossroads as inflation spikes

As Turkey's inflation hits its highest annual rate in 14 years, a small rate hike could be expected. But economic rationality and Erdogan's politically coordinated cheap money boom have never been the best of bedfellows.

Deutsche Bank 'subpoenaed to provide Trump accounts' data'

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly asked Deutsche Bank to share data on the US president's business dealings. Trump's lawyer has denied that the bank's financial records were subpoenaed.