Germany

  • 15 Jul 2014 at 4:41 PM

Germany Really Needed That World Cup Win

Things were looking pretty grim in the Bundesrepublik before Sunday, what with economic sentiment in the shitter and the country’s most important industry awash in scandal. Read more »

Bondholders will have to be down 8(%)-0 before the German taxpayer steps in. Read more »

In order to keep one woman in a top job, Angela Merkel will reluctantly force German companies to give some others sub-top jobs. Read more »

Don’t believe the rumors. Read more »

  • 11 Jul 2013 at 3:45 PM
  • Banks

Germany Says ‘Nein’ To EU Bank Shutdown Plan

In case you had any doubt as to who actually runs the European Union, it’s her. Read more »

An obviously tired German bank employee fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transformed a minor transfer into a 222 million euro ($293 million) order, a court heard Monday. The Hessen labour court heard that the man was supposed to transfer just 62.40 euros from a bank account belonging to a retiree, but instead “fell asleep for an instant, while pushing onto the number 2 key on the keyboard” — making it a huge 222,222,222.22 euro order. The bank discovered the mistake shortly afterwards and corrected the error. The case was taken to court by the man’s 48-year-old colleague who was fired for letting the mistake slip through when verifying the order. The court ruled that the plaintiff should be reinstated in his job. [AFP]