Europe might need to think about further aid measures for Greece, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a televised interview with the public broadcaster ARD.
The lawsuit that the United States has brought against Deutsche Bank, which accuses the German bank and its MortgageIT unit of misleading the US government over the quality of housing loans which received state guarantees, will dent the bank's reputation but is unlikely to deal it a significant blow, analysts told CNBC.
The euro does not have a stable basis even after the "Pact of the euro" agreed by leaders of the member states, Thomas Mayer, chief economist at Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank, told CNBC Thursday.
Two weeks before the regional elections in Baden-Württemberg, a traditional stronghold of Chancellor Angela Merkel´s Conservative party CDU, the nuclear crisis in Japan has put German nuclear politics at the heart of the political discussions.
From next week, German households have four weeks to request to be deleted from Google's mapping service Street View; and there are signs that many of them will, amid worries about privacy and still-fresh memories of secret police surveillance.