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Jeremy Gray

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Jeremy Gray has over 25 years' experience in journalism including stints at news agencies AFP, Bloomberg Business News and Market News International, and at newspapers The European and The Financial Times. He has written or contributed to more than 30 travel guides for Lonely Planet, National Geographic and Dorling Kindersley.

Weitere Artikel dieses Autors

Power struggle: After early promise, fierce resistance to E.ON's takeover of Innogy

Power struggle

After early promise, fierce resistance to E.ON's takeover of Innogy

German utility E.ON is putting on a brave face, but its plan to absorb RWE's renewable energy unit is fraught with problems, both at home and abroad.

By Jürgen Flauger, Till Hoppe, Jeremy Gray

Protectionism, cont.: Minister proposes hands-on policy to boost German industry

Protectionism, cont.

Minister proposes hands-on policy to boost German industry

Economics Minister Peter Altmaier suggests the government could take stakes in core German companies to prevent Chinese takeovers. The opposition fears the free market will suffer.

By Jeremy Gray, Dana Heide, Klaus Stratmann

Digital upstarts: N26, a rare German fintech unicorn, raises the stakes in mobile banking

Digital upstarts

N26, a rare German fintech unicorn, raises the stakes in mobile banking

Displaying an unusual flair for attracting capital and new customers, a Berlin-based financial startup is stoked for expansion in the US and beyond.

By Jeremy Gray

Downside risk: ECB to reinvest bond purchases to buoy euro zone

Downside risk

ECB to reinvest bond purchases to buoy euro zone

The European Central Bank officially ended its asset-purchase scheme but pledged to keep channeling stimulus into the 19-member currency bloc.

By Jeremy Gray, Frank Wiebe, Jan Mallien

One weapon less: As curtain falls on ECB bond-buying, how to keep stimulus alive

One weapon less

As curtain falls on ECB bond-buying, how to keep stimulus alive

The European Central Bank will confirm the end to its controversial bond-buying program after Thursday's policy meeting. But it may be wringing its hands over slow economic growth, and how to offset it.

By Jan Mallien, Frank Wiebe, Jeremy Gray

Ties that bind: Europe finally pulls the trigger on a military force

Ties that bind

Europe finally pulls the trigger on a military force

After two years of Trump treating European allies like adversaries, France and Germany have finally committed to creating an EU-wide army. The move promises to shore up existing alliances, writes German economist...

By Jeremy Gray

Double-digit growth: Boom time for Germany’s management consultants

Double-digit growth

Boom time for Germany’s management consultants

Overwhelmed by digital change and disruption, industries are crying out for management advice. Fees and salaries are rising, and poaching is rife.

By Jeremy Gray

Moral borders: Enemies pursue Soros in Germany

Moral borders

Enemies pursue Soros in Germany

Hounded by the Hungarian government, the billionaire's charitable foundation has relocated its regional headquarters from Budapest to Berlin, only to find its opponents are regrouping.

By Jeremy Gray

Winds of change: Streamlining Europe's truck fleets to meet CO2 targets

Winds of change

Streamlining Europe's truck fleets to meet CO2 targets

EU freight transport will become a lot greener as tractor-trailer makers bone up on aerodynamics. Now that Brussels has weighed in with new emissions limits, the Germans are getting with the program.

By Jeremy Gray

Squeezing piggy banks: German mega-merger would create a banking juggernaut

Squeezing piggy banks

German mega-merger would create a banking juggernaut

Combining five of Germany’s biggest public-sector banks would slash costs and create the country’s second-largest lender. Ensuring its long-term profitability is another matter.

By Andreas Kröner, Elisabeth Atzler, Jeremy Gray

Empowering Europe: Can euro-zone reform help contain Trump?

Empowering Europe

Can euro-zone reform help contain Trump?

If the EU is serious about making the euro a global currency, the trading bloc needs a single finance minister. This would be a bright response to Washington's economic warfare, writes a leading German economist.

By Jeremy Gray

Wheeler-dealer: Bavaria's Pexco speeds toward global e-bike market

Wheeler-dealer

Bavaria's Pexco speeds toward global e-bike market

Well connected and full of savvy, the heir to a venerable cycle dynasty sets out to grab a sizable chunk of the booming market for e-bikes, in Germany and beyond.

By Katrin Terpitz, Jeremy Gray

Seeding startups: Germany, wary of falling behind, dips a toe into public venture capital

Seeding startups

Germany, wary of falling behind, dips a toe into public venture capital

Berlin seeks to invigorate the country's startup scene with a state-run venture capital firm, set up with funds from the Marshall Plan.

By Jeremy Gray

Political earthquake: The party strikes back at the Merkel system

Political earthquake

The party strikes back at the Merkel system

The defeat of the chancellor’s pick for parliamentary floor leader exposes the erosion of her power and heralds the ignoble end of her reign, writes the deputy chairman of the Free Democrats.

By Jeremy Gray

Forecasts cut: German economic institutes warn of recession if trade dispute worsens

Forecasts cut

German economic institutes warn of recession if trade dispute worsens

Just as exporters were reveling over their robust performance over the summer, a major economic report highlights Germany's vulnerability to Trump's trade war.

By Donata Riedel, Frank Specht, Jeremy Gray

Guiding principles: Why the Bundesbank shuns liability-sharing in Europe

Guiding principles

Why the Bundesbank shuns liability-sharing in Europe

Many ideas to strengthen the euro-zone involve a "mutualization of risk" without enough accountability, says Jens Weidmann, boss of Germany's central bank. This oft-repeated message taps into a German school of thought...

By Sven Afhüppe, Jan Mallien, Frank Wiebe, Jeremy Gray

Enough is enough: ECB halts a major economic stimulus, and no one blinks

Enough is enough

ECB halts a major economic stimulus, and no one blinks

The European Central Bank is pulling down the curtain on its controversial bond-buying program at the end of 2018. Some will be saying good riddance, as the scheme has shown mixed results.

By Jeremy Gray

Room wanted: As property booms, Berlin is a victim of its own success

Room wanted

As property booms, Berlin is a victim of its own success

Tens of thousands of people move to the German capital every year, stretching a once-relaxed housing market to the breaking point.

By Silke Kersting, Jeremy Gray

The freight game: How China put Duisburg back on the trade map

The freight game

How China put Duisburg back on the trade map

Back from the dead, the former Ruhr steel hub is fast becoming the main European stop for Chinese goods arriving on the new Silk Road, challenging Hamburg's dominance as Germany's premier port.

By Jeremy Gray, Christoph Schlautmann

Risk management: Stuttgart, the respectable German face of cryptocurrency trading

Risk management

Stuttgart, the respectable German face of cryptocurrency trading

Virtual currencies may rise or fall, but market operators continue to earn good money from the business. Germany's second-largest stock exchange joins the fray – at a safe distance.

By Jeremy Gray

Neighborhood watch: Land rush turbo-boosts Rhineland real estate

Neighborhood watch

Land rush turbo-boosts Rhineland real estate

Historic rivals, Düsseldorf and Cologne can agree on at least one issue: Their housing markets are bursting at the seams, leaving developers scrambling to find new land to build on.

By Jeremy Gray

Brussels + Tokyo: Europe's trade deal with Japan is self-defense

Brussels + Tokyo

Europe's trade deal with Japan is self-defense

The nascent free-trade pact between two economic titans is a boost to the liberal world order even as the US heads in the other direction, writes the chairman of the EU Parliament's foreign affairs committee.

By Jeremy Gray

History rhymes: Populism, migration and echoes of the Weimar era

History rhymes

Populism, migration and echoes of the Weimar era

Populism is polarizing society and Germany needs to make its political system more stable in order to avoid further problems, writes a former education minister.

By Jeremy Gray

Dramatic showdown: Seehofer's last-ditch attempt to agree on migration issue

Dramatic showdown

Seehofer's last-ditch attempt to agree on migration issue

The CSU leader and interior minister said he would meet with Angela Merkel one last time to seek a compromise in the asylum policy dispute. If there's no deal, Germany's interior minister will quit and the chancellor's...

By Jeremy Gray

populist peril: The battle for Germany's soul

populist peril

The battle for Germany's soul

A year after the death of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the country he led for 16 years is struggling with whether to follow his legacy, writes Carl Bildt.

By Jeremy Gray

Vollgeld: Who should create money? Swiss vote promises a revolution

Vollgeld

Who should create money? Swiss vote promises a revolution

This weekend Switzerland holds a referendum on "sovereign money," a reform that aims to render banks crisis-proof and hand significant power to the central bank. Genius or a recipe for disaster?

By Jeremy Gray

Mission creep: As the ECB turns 20, Italy spoils its party

Mission creep

As the ECB turns 20, Italy spoils its party

The European Central Bank was founded 20 years ago today in Frankfurt to keep prices stable. But years of crisis have put it under pressure to stretch that mandate to saving the euro as such. And now there’s the populist...

By Jan Mallien, Jeremy Gray

Changing of the guard: Weidmann signals the obvious: He wants the ECB’s top job

Changing of the guard

Weidmann signals the obvious: He wants the ECB’s top job

The Bundesbank’s president steps up his bid to succeed European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi next year, and calls for a swift end to the bank’s controversial bond purchasing scheme.

By Jeremy Gray, Jan Mallien

Changing of the guard: Weidmann signals the obvious: He wants the ECB’s top job

Changing of the guard

Weidmann signals the obvious: He wants the ECB’s top job

The Bundesbank’s president steps up his bid to succeed European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi next year, and calls for a swift end to the bank’s controversial bond purchasing scheme.

By Jeremy Gray, Jan Mallien

Extracting concessions: New populist coalition puts Italy on collision course with EU

Extracting concessions

New populist coalition puts Italy on collision course with EU

The new governing accord of Italy’s two anti-establishment parties poses the biggest challenge to the European Union since Britain voted to leave the bloc two years ago. Germans fear a financial blackmail of sorts is...

By Jeremy Gray

Race to the bottom: Why Germany must react to Trump’s tax reform

Race to the bottom

Why Germany must react to Trump’s tax reform

America's tax cuts put Berlin under pressure to reduce the burden on corporations, in order to defend its global competitiveness.

By Jeremy Gray

Sagging Morale: Deutsche Bank employees weigh future amid jobs limbo

Sagging Morale

Deutsche Bank employees weigh future amid jobs limbo

Abrupt leadership changes at Germany's largest bank have unsettled many of its staff. Christian Sewing, the new boss, is seeking to prevent an exodus of talent – especially in the United States.

By Jeremy Gray, Yasmin Osman

Ostpolitik: Social Democrats toughen stance on Russia

Ostpolitik

Social Democrats toughen stance on Russia

Unlike his predecessors, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is taking a more critical line on Russia – and is garnering support from emerging forces in his Social Democratic Party.

By Jeremy Gray, Moritz Koch

Digging it: The hunt for Germany's buried e-car treasure

Digging it

The hunt for Germany's buried e-car treasure

A veritable gold rush has broken out in Germany's Ore Mountains, with mining firms searching for the lithium and cobalt needed to feed the surge in electric car production. There's just one problem - someone threw out...

By Jeremy Gray

Corporate governance: Deutsche Bank board changes mirror Germany's renewal

Corporate governance

Deutsche Bank board changes mirror Germany's renewal

The country's largest bank is recruiting a former Merrill Lynch banker to the supervisory board to speed its transformation. Top German firms are increasingly tapping foreign talent to thrive, and survive.

By Jeremy Gray, Dieter Fockenbrock

Face values: Deciphering the poker face of Draghi, central banker of Europe

Face values

Deciphering the poker face of Draghi, central banker of Europe

Japanese researchers claim AI can reveal what central bankers are thinking – even when it's the famously inscrutable ECB president, Mario Draghi.

By Jeremy Gray

Floating Assets: DWS stock debut clouded by Deutsche Bank's woes

Floating Assets

DWS stock debut clouded by Deutsche Bank's woes

The successful IPO, which raised €1.4 billion, offers an opportunity for wealth-management firm DWS to distance itself from its troubled parent.

By Jeremy Gray, Michael Maisch

Business Muddles: P&R, a container investment giant, runs aground

Business Muddles

P&R, a container investment giant, runs aground

Munich-based container financing company P&R has filed for insolvency in one of the biggest financial scandals in modern German history.

By Jeremy Gray

Risky Attractions: Ex-FDIC boss warns of 'race to the bottom' on banking regulation

Risky Attractions

Ex-FDIC boss warns of 'race to the bottom' on banking regulation

Ten years after Bear Stearns' collapse, Sheila Bair warns that reforms to America's Dodd-Frank banking law are downright dangerous, but could encourage the Europeans to follow suit.

By Astrid Dörner, Jeremy Gray

The Monetary toolbox: Is ECB stimulus no better than a placebo?

The Monetary toolbox

Is ECB stimulus no better than a placebo?

As the ECB mulls a wind-down of its asset-buying program, economists have already begun a postmortem on its effectiveness. The central bank's mixed signals aren't helping matters.

By Jeremy Gray, Jan Mallien, Frank Wiebe

Risk mismanagement?: The irresponsible ECB

Risk mismanagement?

The irresponsible ECB

The European Central Bank's refusal to wind down its loose monetary policy swiftly can only endanger financial stability, argues a former ECB central banker.

By Jeremy Gray

Reinventing insurance: Germany's Allianz eyes revamp after weathering storms

Reinventing insurance

Germany's Allianz eyes revamp after weathering storms

After a horrific year of natural disasters, Europe's largest insurer aims to revitalize its business with a makeover, and possibly takeovers.

By Jeremy Gray

Lagging behind: Why Deutsche Bank’s 2017 loss was so surprising

Lagging behind

Why Deutsche Bank’s 2017 loss was so surprising

Deutsche Bank reported a €497-million loss on Friday, marking its third consecutive year in the red. Wrong-footed shareholders are wondering about CEO John Cryan’s direction - and his longevity.

By Jeremy Gray, Yasmin Osman

Fuming Fallout: Germans investigate auto supplier Bosch in wider Chrysler emissions probe

Fuming Fallout

Germans investigate auto supplier Bosch in wider Chrysler emissions probe

German prosecutors are investigating two employees of parts maker Robert Bosch on suspicion of aiding fraud. It relates to a wider examination of Chrysler's diesel emissions in the United States.

By Martin-Werner Buchenau, Jeremy Gray

Handelsblatt Explains: Why German life insurers, excoriated by low interest rates, are crying uncle

Handelsblatt Explains

Why German life insurers, excoriated by low interest rates, are crying uncle

Germans love security, and were the ideal market for life insurance policies that doubled as savings accounts and pensions. Then interest rates dropped. Now insurers, and policyholders, are in crisis.

By Jeremy Gray

Asset Hive-off: Continental, mulling a split-up, could ease Schaeffler's modernization

Asset Hive-off

Continental, mulling a split-up, could ease Schaeffler's modernization

A break-up of tiremaker and auto industry supplier Continental could free up cash to speed Schaeffler, a key shareholder, into the era of e-mobility.

By Jeremy Gray

World Reorder: Bundesbank shows some love for China’s currency

World Reorder

Bundesbank shows some love for China’s currency

The German central bank will place some yuan in its foreign currency reserves, in a nod to the growing global role of the Chinese currency. The move is seen as a logical step for Germany's export-focused economy.

By Jeremy Gray

Cryptocurrencies: Europe's central banks grapple with Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies

Europe's central banks grapple with Bitcoin

Bitcoin and other digital currencies are raising questions about the future of regulation, official use of blockchain platforms and even government-backed competitors.

By Felix Holtermann, Frank Wiebe, Jeremy Gray

Mifid setback: EU watchdog delays caps on stock trading in 'dark pools'

Mifid setback

EU watchdog delays caps on stock trading in 'dark pools'

A key plank of Europe's new financial market reform is being delayed. The securities regulator fluffed the details of its off-exchange trading rules, even after a year's delay.

By Jeremy Gray

Institutional Reform: Germany's economic 'Wise Men' discover gender equality

Institutional Reform

Germany's economic 'Wise Men' discover gender equality

Critics say the country's chief body of economic advisers is in need of reform. A new quota for women on federal councils may act as a catalyst for change.

By Martin Greive, Jeremy Gray

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