Articles by Mark Landler



Chrysler to Be Sold for $7.4 Bln

  • 15 May 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
DaimlerChrysler reached an agreement early Monday to sell the struggling Chrysler Group to Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm that specializes in restructuring troubled companies, for $7.4 billion.

Scandals at Siemens Claim Chief's Scalp

  • 23 April 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The corruption scandals at German industrial giant Siemens claimed one of the nation's most prominent business leaders late last week, as the company said its chairman, Heinrich von Pierer, would resign in days.

Poles Resent German Museum

  • 01 September 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
To say there is baggage in the German-Polish relationship does not begin to account for the scars left by the war, bloodshed, persecution and humiliation of the last century -- a stream of abuse that Germans acknowledge has flowed mainly from west to east.

Prostitutes No Draw for World Cup Fans

  • 04 July 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Germany prepared its prostitutes for an influx of libidinous fans, but the fans have been busy drinking and watching games.

Europe Considers Cleaner Coal

  • 21 June 06
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In the shadow of two hulking boilers that spew out 10 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, the Swedish owners of this coal-fired power station recently broke ground on what will be the world's first carbon-free plant fueled by coal.

Poland and Europe Clash on Bank Deal

  • 29 March 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Forget the Polish plumber, last year's notorious symbol of Europhobia. Meet the Italian banker.

EU Clashing With Protectionist Wave

  • 15 March 06
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Mario Monti knows something about blocking deals. While serving as the European Union's anti-monopoly enforcer in 2001, Monti torpedoed General Electric's takeover of Honeywell -- a brash move that made Brussels a new force in the global markets.

High Tech 'E-stonia' Bucks European Trends

  • 23 December 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Estonia, one realizes after a few days in the abiding twilight of a Baltic winter, is not like other European countries. The first tip-off is the government""s Cabinet room, outfitted less like a ceremonial chamber than a control center.

Merkel Keeps Cool on Political Journey

  • 12 October 05
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On Nov. 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall fell, Angela Merkel made her weekly visit to a sauna. Hours later, she caught up with thousands of East Germans, who were streaming jubilantly into the West.

ECB's First President Dies

  • 02 August 05
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Willem Duisenberg, the blunt-spoken Dutch central banker who oversaw the introduction of the euro as the first president of the European Central Bank, was found dead on Sunday in a swimming pool at his villa in the south of France, the French government said. He was 70.

For a Safe Ride, Armor Your Car

  • 19 April 05
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Striding through the parking lot next to his factory, trailed by smoke from his Cuban cigar, Johann Ackermann gestured toward a black Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle.

Smart Car Unit to Be Shrunk

  • 05 April 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
How did a pint-size car named Smart manage to make DaimlerChrysler look, well, dumb? On Friday, the company announced that it would drastically scale back its troubled Smart division, eliminating two models and cutting 700 employees, at a cost of up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.55 billion).

Mixed Feelings Cloud Kyoto

  • 17 February 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
From the day that Juergen Strube joined BASF in 1969, his company has been cleaning up its act.

Yushchenko Joins the Davos A-List

  • 21 January 05
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Klaus Schwab's office here has a striking view of Lake Geneva and the snow-dusted peaks beyond. It is a fitting backdrop, because for Schwab, the ups and downs of his job these days are more vertiginous than a mountain range.

Rush to Adopt the Euro Slows

  • 07 December 04
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The euro is rising to record levels against the dollar, winning favor as a reserve currency from Russia to China, and flexing its muscles in bond markets.

Moscow, Berlin Rekindle Romance at Book Fest

  • 09 October 03
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The word here is that Russia's publishing industry is back on its feet after languishing for years amid the country's economic collapse and political dislocation. But more interesting than that bit of news, perhaps, is that Russia chose the Frankfurt Book Fair, which opened Tuesday, to trumpet its literary comeback.

5th Generation VW Rolled Out

  • 02 September 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
They do not call it Motown or Motor City, but this industrial burg in the heaths of Lower Saxony now has a nickname that evokes its status as Germany's answer to Detroit.

Euro Radiates Greenback's Glow

  • 20 May 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The euro is growing into a cheeky rival to the dollar, one of the most visible symbols of the United States' power in the world.

Schroeder's Fiscal Reforms Gain Speed

  • 30 April 03
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Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder gained ground this week for his politically divisive plan to overhaul Germany's paralyzed economy as new statistics showed how desperately the country needs a jolt.

German Fabric Goes Into The Suits

  • 09 April 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
From the makers of the duct tape bought by Americans fearful of a terrorist attack to the suppliers of sandstorm-proof goggles to British and American troops, German companies have profited handsomely from the American-led war on Iraq.

Threat to Pull Out GIs Welcomed by Germans

  • 18 February 03
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For some angry lawmakers in the U.S. Congress, the best punishment for Germany's refusal to back a war against Iraq would be to scale back the number of American troops stationed here.

Shorn of Bravado, Tech Titans Gather

  • 28 January 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
When the Swiss police blocked off this Alpine village against a band of anti-globalization protesters Saturday, one of the globe-trotting capitalists stuck outside was Sir Howard Stringer, the chief executive of the Sony Corp. of America.

EU Gets Jittery as Germany Stumbles

  • 02 December 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
For more than four years, Chancellor Gerhard Schr?der has promised to tackle the chronic ailments, like high labor costs, that have sapped the German economy.

Unicom IPO a Great Success

China Privatization Plan Gets Off to Bumpy Start

As Asian Crisis Eases, So Does Reform Impetus

PAL Flies Into Uncertain Future