Running On Empty: Germany Lags Behind Asia in E-Car Battery Race

Running On Empty Germany Lags Behind Asia in E-Car Battery Race

The Chinese conglomerate CATL wants to build Europe's largest electric car battery plant near Erfurt, Germany. Having failed to build a gigafactory of their own, German carmakers are worried the project represents a mortal threat. By Alexander Jung more... Comment ]

Monsanto Merger Migraine: Safe Or Not, Roundup Is Toxic for Bayer

Monsanto Merger Migraine Safe Or Not, Roundup Is Toxic for Bayer

German multinational Bayer underestimated the risks of acquiring Monsanto. Now, the company is desperately seeking to contain the damage by selling business divisions and cutting jobs. So far, though, none of these moves have helped. By Frank Dohmen, Martin Hesse and Armin Mahler more... Comment ]


End of the Boom: Germany Prepares for an Economic Downturn

End of the Boom Germany Prepares for an Economic Downturn

Clouds are gathering on the horizon of the global economy and the risk of a recession is growing. Many experts believe that the international banking system is unprepared and Germany has begun getting ready for the worst. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Women in Startups: 'The Most Successful Teams Are Diverse Teams'

Women in Startups 'The Most Successful Teams Are Diverse Teams'

The startup world is known for being dominated by men. With The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, entrepreneur and investor Sarah Chen wants to change this by channeling $1 billion towards women-led and gender-diverse projects. By Simone Salden more... Comment ]


Venture Capital: How Clubs Profit By Exploiting Young African Talent

Venture Capital How Clubs Profit By Exploiting Young African Talent

Manchester City invests millions in an African football academy. But very few of its attendees make the jump to Europe. Those that do are treated like commodities. more... Comment ]

Pinhas Zahavi: Inside the World of a Powerful Football Agent

Pinhas Zahavi Inside the World of a Powerful Football Agent

Football agent Pinhas Zahavi sought to free Robert Lewandowski from his contract with Bayern Munich this summer. The Israeli is one of the most influential professionals in the business. He brought Neymar to Paris, but was also involved in murky deals with underage players. more... Comment ]


SpaceX Chief Engineer Hans Königsmann: 'I Am Too Old for Mars'

SpaceX Chief Engineer Hans Königsmann 'I Am Too Old for Mars'

The problems are piling up for Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire behind SpaceX. Could the space exploration company one day jettison its embattled founder? We asked Chief Engineer for Launches Hans Königsmann to weigh in. Interview Conducted by Christoph Seidler more... Comment ]

Smoke and Mirrors: Big Tobacco's Dubious Health-Conscious Makeover

Smoke and Mirrors Big Tobacco's Dubious Health-Conscious Makeover

Tobacco companies claim they want to move away from cigarettes and focus on expanding the market for healthier electronic devices. But outside of Europe and the United States, they are still working to hook as many people on cigarettes as possible, even if it breaks the law. By Hauke Goos and Ann-Kathrin Nezik more... Comment ]


Going Global: Newspaper Could Help Rebrand China Abroad

Going Global Newspaper Could Help Rebrand China Abroad

The South China Morning Post has been reporting from Hong Kong for 115 years. Internet giant Alibaba bought the newspaper in 2015 in what appears to be an effort to turn it into a global media brand. By Ann-Kathrin Nezik more... Comment ]