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Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

The largest shareholder of European’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

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Iran’s parliament will have the final say on whether Tehran approves or rejects the landmark nuclear agreement, senior Iranian officials said, raising fresh uncertainty about its future.

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The European Union’s antitrust activism has put it in prime position to shape the Internet and is encouraging some U.S. technology executives to focus on Brussels.

ECB Willing to Expand Stimulus Amid Growth Worry

ECB President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs and projected slower-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone, as well as lower inflation rates.

Jobs Report Could Seal Deal on Rates

The August employment report could make or break the case for the Federal Reserve raising rates this month.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

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Former Saab Board Members Hit With Forgery Charges

Former CEO Jan-Ake Jonsson and head lawyer Kristina Geers deny falsifying data to justify huge payments before car maker went bankrupt.

Vivendi Chairman Ousts Longtime Chief of Canal Plus

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Novartis to Begin Selling Copy of Amgen’s Neupogen in U.S.

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For Russia, Oil Collapse Has Soviet Echoes

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Devaluation Strengthens China’s Hand at IMF

Beijing’s careful management of its currency since its devaluation last month is bolstering China’s bid to get the yuan included in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies as soon as November.

Russia Says Economy Recovery Slow in Coming

The Russian government has acknowledged that the country’s economy is going to take longer to recover than it previously expected, weighed down by the slump in the value of the ruble.

Sweden Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged

Sweden’s central bank has left its main interest rate and bond-buying program unchanged, saying its existing policies were supporting the economy and would lead to inflation moving closer to its 2% target.

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Yemen’s Unity Frays in Leaderless Aden

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French Prosecutor Confirms Airplane Part in Reunion Belongs to MH370

A top French prosecutor confirmed the airplane debris that recently washed ashore on the French island of Reunion came from the Malaysia Airlines’ missing Boeing 777.

NATO Opens Post in Lithuania

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Bundesbank stellt härtere Währung vor

Die Deutsche Bundesbank hat am Donnerstag in Frankfurt Journalisten neue Geldscheine präsentiert. Dabei ging es nicht um versteckte Kritik an den Plänen der EZB, Staatsanleihen von Staaten zu kaufen, die zu viel Zinsen für ihre Schulden zahlen müssen. Und auch die Wiedereinführung der D-Mark ist nicht geplant. Nein – der Euro zerbricht nicht, im Gegenteil, er wird in einem gewissen Sinn sogar stärker. Und das liegt daran, dass die 17 Staaten, die den Euro benutzen, neue Fünf-Euro-Scheine mit neuen Sicherheitsmerkmalen einführen.

Im Prinzip ist das nicht neu, denn EZB-Präsident Mario Draghi hat den neuen Euro-Schein, den das Gesicht der Zeus-Geliebten Europa ziert, bereits vorgestellt.  Aber am Donnerstag konnten Journalisten die Scheine unter Aufsicht von Bundesbankvorstandsmitglied Carl-Ludwig Thiele auch in die Hand nehmen. Was sie spürten, war: Die neuen Fünfer sind schwerer als die alten – um rund 10 Prozent, wie Thiele sagte. Außerdem können Nutzer mit Sehbehinderung sie leichter identifizieren, weil die Ziffer Fünf stärker hervorgehoben und deshalb ertastbar ist. Die neuen Scheine, die ab Mai überall in der Eurozone eingeführt werden, sollen zudem länger halten.

Rein äußerlich stellt der Fünf-Euro-Schein auch eine Versöhnung von D-Mark und Spanischer Pesete dar: Er wurde vom Berliner Künstler Reinhold Gerstetter gestaltet, der früher schon für das deutsche und das spanische Finanzministerium Geldscheine gestaltet hat.

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    • Das könnte auch eine Vorbereitung für einen Nord und Süd Euro sein !
      Man führt unter dem Vorwand alle Scheine in "neu" und "alt" ein, und plötzclih an einem Tag X, sind die alten Scheinde der "Südeuro" und die neuen Scheine der "nord" euro.

      Unseren verlogenen Politikern ist ALLE zuzutrauen !

    • wie kommt die Bundeskanzlerin dazu ein halbes U-boot zu verschenken ?ein u-boot ist eine kriegswaffe und
      wer sowas verschenckt ,das nur zum menschen umbringen benutzt werden kann der ist ein kriegsverb4recher,und das ist unsere bundeskanzlerin.pfui.und nochdazu mit unserm hartverdieten geld.

    • ein 5.00 EURO Stück wäre mir lieber, als ein flädriger, abgegriffener Schein. Er müßte ja nicht so groß wie ein
      Maria- Theresia- Taler sein und auch nicht in Silber mit Gold überzogen. Unser altes Fünf Markstück mit der
      Ballenform Maske symbolisierte immerhin den Geldwert, während das Zwei EURO Stück eher den
      Wertverfall darstellt. Ob nun die Schachtel Zigaretten 5 oder 10 EURO kostet, ist mir als Nichtraucher egal.

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Migrant Crisis Divides Europe

Germany and France press the rest of Europe to end squabbling over its exploding numbers of refugees as Hungarian leader says his country doesn’t want ‘a large number of Muslim people.’

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

Photos of a Syrian boy whose body washed ashore on a Turkish beach horrified people around the world as Europe’s migrant crisis escalates.

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists. 555

Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

The largest shareholder of European’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

Iran’s Ali Larijani Says Parliament Must Approve Nuclear Agreement

Iran’s parliament will have the final say on whether Tehran approves or rejects the landmark nuclear agreement, senior Iranian officials said, raising fresh uncertainty about its future.

Brussels Beat

EU Displaces U.S. as Top Antitrust Cop

The European Union’s antitrust activism has put it in prime position to shape the Internet and is encouraging some U.S. technology executives to focus on Brussels.

ECB Willing to Expand Stimulus Amid Growth Worry

ECB President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs and projected slower-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone, as well as lower inflation rates.

Jobs Report Could Seal Deal on Rates

The August employment report could make or break the case for the Federal Reserve raising rates this month.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon.

Former Saab Board Members Hit With Forgery Charges

Former CEO Jan-Ake Jonsson and head lawyer Kristina Geers deny falsifying data to justify huge payments before car maker went bankrupt.

Vivendi Chairman Ousts Longtime Chief of Canal Plus

French billionaire and Vivendi Chairman Vincent Bolloré has ousted the longtime chief of Canal Plus, further tightening his grip over the Vivendi-owned pay-television group amid falling subscriber numbers.

Novartis to Begin Selling Copy of Amgen’s Neupogen in U.S.

Novartis said it will begin selling the first biosimilar drug in the U.S. at a 15% discount to the original after an appeals court denied Amgen’s request to block the Swiss drug maker’s sale of its copycat version of blockbuster remedy Neupogen.

Capital Account

For Russia, Oil Collapse Has Soviet Echoes

For most countries, the economic slowdown in China and the accompanying slump in commodity prices represent something between nuisance and pothole. For Russia, they are a catastrophe, writes Greg Ip. 94

Devaluation Strengthens China’s Hand at IMF

Beijing’s careful management of its currency since its devaluation last month is bolstering China’s bid to get the yuan included in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies as soon as November.

Russia Says Economy Recovery Slow in Coming

The Russian government has acknowledged that the country’s economy is going to take longer to recover than it previously expected, weighed down by the slump in the value of the ruble.

Sweden Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged

Sweden’s central bank has left its main interest rate and bond-buying program unchanged, saying its existing policies were supporting the economy and would lead to inflation moving closer to its 2% target.

Middle East Crossroads

Yemen’s Unity Frays in Leaderless Aden

The battles of recent months have reopened historic divisions between Yemen’s north and south, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.

French Prosecutor Confirms Airplane Part in Reunion Belongs to MH370

A top French prosecutor confirmed the airplane debris that recently washed ashore on the French island of Reunion came from the Malaysia Airlines’ missing Boeing 777.

NATO Opens Post in Lithuania

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization inaugurated a new command post in Lithuania, one of six across the alliance’s eastern border meant to shore up the region’s defenses against Russia.

French Government Pledges More Help for Farmers

France’s government has pledged to increase aid for agriculture, after thousands of farmers converged on Paris and blocked the city’s streets with more than 1,500 tractors to protest against high costs and low prices.

Off Duty

Adventure & Travel

Not Far From Prague, a Czech Village Worth Rhapsodizing About

The frozen-in-time town of Český Krumlov has scenery and history—and beer—that keeps travelers coming back.

Arts

Film Review

‘La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream)’ Review: Dark Immigrant Odyssey

In Diego Quemada-Diez’s celebrated directorial debut, a trio of teenagers flee from Guatemala and make their way through a treacherous Mexico, where police and gangsters prey on vulnerable travelers.

20 Odd Questions

Manolo Blahnik on Old Films and Kate Moss

The shoe designer on what he’d blow his money on, the drama behind Kate Moss’s wedding shoes and exactly how he feels about fake Manolos.

Video

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Describes His Sorrow

1:52

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2:25

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3:45