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News : Offbeat

GDP drops by 8.6 percent: Corona also slows the economy in Sweden

Wednesday  15:56,   05 august 2020

The economic figures in Sweden for the second quarter are as bad in the Corona crisis as they were 40 years ago - but better than in other EU countries States. © Photo: Carsten Rehder / dpa View of Stockholm, where the tourism industry is currently >>>

strikes in parking lots: Karlsruhe dismisses Amazon lawsuits

Wednesday  12:18,   05 august 2020

© Guido Kirchner / dpa Amazon wanted to prevent strikes in its parking lots - to no avail. The online retail giant Amazon failed with constitutional complaints against strikes in company parking lots. The Federal Constitutional Court did not accept >>>

Dax gains - investors are back on

Wednesday  11:20,   05 august 2020

© Fredrik von Erichsen / dpa The Dax is the most important stock index in Germany. Investors in the German stock market are back on the floor on Wednesday. On a day with figures from many companies that tended to bring positive news, the Dax more... >>>

Global conflicts aggravated by the economic crisis due to Covid-19, warns the UN

Tuesday  15:10,   04 august 2020

The coronavirus pandemic worsens the humanitarian situation in the most deadly conflicts on the planet and threatens to provoke an economic disaster that could be a source of additional violence, warn United Nations experts and diplomats. "We are... >>>

Tax cuts fizzled out in large parts of the trade

Tuesday  11:41,   04 august 2020

© Rolf Vennenbernd / dpa / Symbolic picture The drop in value added tax from 19% to 16% is hardly noticeable in retail by more consumption. The big buzz has failed to materialize: a month after the reduction in VAT, doubts in German retail outweigh >>>

real estate tip: This is how you can save money on a renovation

Tuesday  07:40,   04 august 2020

No matter whether tenant or owner, sooner or later, smaller or larger beautification measures must be carried out on a property. Here you can read which tips and tricks can save you money. © Provided by Finanz.net GmbH DANIEL ROLAND / AFP / Getty... >>>

investigations against Trump go beyond hush money payments

Tuesday  02:42,   04 august 2020

Washington. The US President lost to the Supreme Court in an attempt to withhold his financial records from investigators. Now Trump is trying to talk down what the prosecutor is looking for. But that backfires. © Alex Brandon US President Donald... >>>

Housing: What work are we allowed to do as a tenant?

Monday  14:40,   03 august 2020

It is not possible to transform your home at will. What works are authorized? What are the limits to be respected? © IStock / City Presse Beyond the paint job, a tenant has limited room for maneuver in fitting out his home to his liking. HOUSE - It >>>

club house of tennis club on fire: no injuries

Monday  10:25,   03 august 2020

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Italy. Two years after the murderous collapse, the new Genoa bridge ready to be inaugurated

Monday  07:25,   03 august 2020

© Marco BERTORELLO / AFP Reputed to be slow in carrying out public works, Italy nevertheless worked hard and completed the bridge in April latest. Two years after the collapse of the Genoa Viaduct, which claimed the lives of 43 people, a new bridge >>>

tech numbers make Europe's investors braver

Friday  14:36,   31 july 2020

© Reuters / KAI PFAFFENBACH A plastic bull figurine, symbol of the Frankfurt stock exchange is pictured in front of the share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt Frankfurt (Reuters) - Surprisingly strong numbers from the large... >>>

applications for child benefit, especially for homes

Friday  08:41,   31 july 2020

Berlin. With the construction child allowance, the state is helping families who want to buy their own apartment or house. Most applicants rely on the house - which the Greens do not approve of. © Hauke-Christian Dittrich A single-family house in a >>>