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Heavy snowfall hits travellers across northern Europe

Frankfurt’s airport closed, trains stopped running under the English Channel, and the French army was ordered to help clear roads – all because of a sudden dump of oddly late snowfall on Western Europe.

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013, 12:57am

Chinese travellers wooed to spend big at European airport

Not only is personal shopper Wassim Hussein clearly not a German native, his fluency in Mandarin allows him to expertly guide mainland Chinese shoppers around the airport’s duty free aisles making sure their shopping wish lists are fulfilled.

6 Dec 2012 - 11:46am

Costs of new ECB headquarters soar

The European Central Bank says the cost of its new Frankfurt headquarters will jump by as much as 41 per cent due to higher prices for construction materials and "a number of unforeseen challenges".

24 Sep 2012 - 1:42am

World news in brief - September 1, 2012

China and US light up Pacific Islands Forum

1 Sep 2012 - 4:42am

Strike cancels Lufthansa flights

A four-day Lufthansa pilot strike will see at least eight Lufthansa flights to and from Hong Kong cancelled. The Airport Authority said Lufthansa had said that tomorrow two Hong Kong-Munich flights, and two Hong Kong-Frankfurt flights would be cancelled. Two Wednesday Hong Kong-Munich flights and two Thursday Hong Kong-Frankfurt flights would also be cancelled.

22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

What's On

February 11

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Zeil, Frankfurt

Traffic-free Zeil is the most famous road in the German city of Frankfurt (below) and attracts 500,000 people every day. At its heart is Zeilgalerie (112 Zeil, tel: 49 69 9207340), which has about 50 shops under its huge silver roof. This shopping centre abounds with stylish boutiques, with about 15 stores tailored to the seriously fashionable.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Fair facts for lighting and building exhibitions

Dates June 8-11

Venue Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Guangzhou

Number of exhibitors 1,200 exhibitors from 22 countries

Show hours June 8-10 9.30am - 4.30pm,

June 11 9.30am - 1pm

Admission Registered trade buyers only. No admittance to anyone under 18

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Vertical integration woven into strategy

Suppliers work on a complete package, from design to the finished product

THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY is witnessing a dramatic change of strategy among suppliers. Intensifying competition is forcing them to adopt a one-stop shopping approach, known as vertical integration, and they are applying it across the supply chain.

28 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Bundesbank head quits over bill

The head of Germany's Bundesbank, Ernst Welteke, resigned yesterday after coming under heavy criticism for taking a free hotel stay from a commercial bank.

The central bank's executive council said Mr Welteke offered his resignation and it accepted it - the decision was 'appropriate with a view to the bank's reputation'.

17 Apr 2004 - 12:00am