Goldman Sachs fined $ 2.3 billion for US 1MDB scandal | NOW

The US bank Goldman Sachs has settled with the US justice system over the scandal surrounding the Malaysian state fund 1MDB. The bank has confessed debt and pays a fine of 2.3 billion dollars, equivalent to 1.95 billion euros. In addition, the bank must repay approximately 600 million dollars, more than 500 million euros. The […]

KfW study: SMEs are cutting many jobs

Medium-sized businesses in Germany have to reckon with significantly lower sales due to the Corona crisis. Every sixth company therefore cuts jobs. According to a KfW study, 1.1 million jobs could be lost. As a result of the Corona crisis, medium-sized companies in Germany are cutting numerous jobs. According to a study by the state […]

Drolshagen: Christmas flair should also arise without a market

Drolshagen. There will be no Christmas market in Drolshagen this year. Drolshagen Marketing is making an effort to create alternative offers. At an early stage, those in charge of Drolshagen Marketing, led by chairwoman Regine Rottwinkel, decided to forego the traditional Christmas market this year. Regine Rottwinkel: “After discussions with the mayor and the public […]

Germans hoard toilet paper and soap again in second wave | NOW

In Germany, people have started hoarding toilet paper, soap and disinfectants again, the Statistiek Bundesamt, the German statistical office, reports Thursday. Toilet paper sales last week were 89.9 percent above pre-corona levels. Disinfectants were sold 72.5 percent more and soap was sold 62.3 percent more. “Consumers are starting to hoard again,” the statistics office said […]

Violence in New York: “Something’s Going Wrong Out There”

The number of acts of violence in New York has risen sharply since the beginning of the corona pandemic. Even toddlers are victims of shootings in broad daylight. Mayor de Blasio is at a loss. By Antje Passenheim, ARD-Studio New York “Go to hell!” Samantha Gardner has only this message to the murderers of her […]

Exodus from the metropolis: Corona could change New York forever – economy

From dpa August 11, 2020 – 11:31 a.m. Homeowners beckon with rent-free months, office towers and former tourist magnets are orphaned. Hundreds of thousands have left the otherwise vibrant New York because of the Corona crisis. Snapshot or harbinger of a radical change? The UN main building looks like a haunted house during the corona […]

High-speed line will connect Lisbon and Porto in 1h15m | Railway network

THE PNI – National Investment Program 2030 – which will be announced this Thursday in Lisbon with the presence of the Prime Minister and the Ministers of Infrastructure, Environment and Agriculture – contemplates as its main project a new line Lisbon – Porto, which in a second phase will be prepared for speeds of 300 […]