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Volkswagen big chance in India

Volkswagen big chance in IndiaKeeping in mind that sister brands like Audi and Skoda is very much popular with the Indian consumer, Volkswagen isn't. The company ahs however made several attempts to gain brand recall and is continuously investing in such activities to get a mindshare of the Indian consumer. Be it the road blocking activities the company does or cutting the newspaper into the shape of legendary Beetle, the German carmaker has surely made a lot of noise in the Indian market.

Deutsche Bank not worried about legal action in US

Deutsche-BankDeutsche Bank, the German banking player said on Tuesday to the media that it was not worried about the possible legal actions that it may face in the US.

The legal obstacles have come since the bank was found packaging and selling various products which forced it to be part of the financial crisis.

Talking to the media, Stefan Krause, Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Bank has said that they have received the Wells Notice from the SEC. It talks about the kind of legal charges that have been imposed on it.

Man who has direct relatives with prostate cancer has a higher risk of getting cancer

Man who has direct relatives with prostate cancer has a higher risk of getting cancerMan who has direct relatives with prostate cancer has a higher risk of getting cancerResearchers in Germany have said that a man who has direct relatives, father and brothers, with prostate cancer has a higher risk of getting prostate cancer too.

Data from the Swedish National Family Cancer on 26,651 prostate cancer patients -- of which, 5,623 cases had family history of lung cancer was analyzed by Kari Hemminki of the German Cancer Research Center and colleagues.

Mercedes not launching the A-Class soon

Mercedes not launching the A-Class soonWhile it was claimed by many media reports that the German luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz is working on a plan to launch the A-Class soon in the Indian market but the official spokesperson of the company has declined any developments on the same.

In fact, the launch of A-Class and B-Class in the Indian market has been talk of the town for a long time now but the company has always said that it will launch the products when it feels the Indian market is ready for the same.

Vedanta ties up with a German firm

Vedanta-Resources-EvonikIndia's Vedanta is going to tie up with a Germany based firm. The name of the German company is Evonik Energy. This has been the fifth largest German power producer. It has announced that the company has entered into a deal with Vedanta. The financial details of the deal have been informed. They have finalized the deal with Rs. 1,400-crore.

The Evonik Energy will be operating and maintaining Vedanta's power plant in Orissa. Vedanta is having a 2,400 MW power plant in the state.

DB agrees to takeover Arriva

Deutsche-Bahn-Arriva-logoFinally the deal between German operator Deutsche Bahn's (DB) and Arriva is set to be executed. DB is ready to purchase Arriva for £1.58 billion.

The agreement has further brought down chances of a bidding war between DB and SNCF. Earlier SNCF, the state-owned operator from France, had started takeover talks with Arriva in January, but called it off later in March before DB began its discussion.

As per Rudiger Grube, Chief Executive, DB, the company has offered 775p per share cash to Arriva, valuing to a total of £1.58 billion.

German bishop, accused of thrashing orphans wrote to Pope offering to resign

German bishop, accused of thrashing orphans wrote to Pope offering to resignThe diocese said on Thursday that the bishop of Augsburg, Germany, accused of thrashing orphans with a carpet beater, wrote to Pope Benedict XVI offering to resign.

The diocese also said that Walter Mixa, 68, told the pope in his letter that his diocese needed a "new start."

He would also resign as bishop of the German armed forces, he said.

Alejandro Aravena designs Minimal Chair

Alejandro-AravenaDesigner Alejandro Aravena has designed a strap called the 'Chairless' which is possibly the most minimal chair in the world.

The chair is designed for Vitra, a Furniture company based in Germany. The chairless is inspired from a strap used by Ayoreo Indians to wrap around their knees and back to sit in a stable position.

The strap is suitable for world travelers who sometimes require some sitting time. When not in use the chairless can be folded to fit a pocket.

Trade surplus cuttings will not stop growth, says IMF

Trade surplus cuttings will not stop growth, says IMFEconomic growth along with a reduction in the trading surpluses can be obtained by nations. This was told by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in one of its study that said that unemployment levels can be reduced if a nation cuts on its trading extra.

The report, which was based on the study done on Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Korea, was released on Wednesday. It showed that the above mentioned nations have successfully curbed the large surpluses that they had built in a long period of time.

Highly demanding work schedule reduces dependence on nicotine

Nicotine-ConsumptionWork pressures and nicotine consumption are negatively associated with each other.

A recent study discovers that highly demanding work schedules reduces dependence on nicotine.

It was found more the person is busy in his work lesser involved in nicotine consumption.

The study was conducted by a German team, head by Anna Schmidt from the University of Cologne. They have examines 197 employed smokers and try to figure out an association between work pressures and nicotine dependence.

German forces mistook Afghan soldiers for insurgents, kill six soldiers

German forces mistook Afghan soldiers for insurgents, kill six soldiersAccording to official reports, friendly fire by German troops killed six Afghan soldiers after three German troops died in fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

CNN has reported that the German forces in northern Kunduz province mistook the Afghan soldiers for insurgents, the Afghan Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

The U. S. broadcaster further said that the Afghan troops were taking food to troops in Khakani village Friday evening when they came under fire.

A few Easter eggs may help you to stay away from heart diseases

A few Easter eggs may help you to stay away from heart diseasesResearchers in Germany have found that Easter eggs, the dark chocolate kind, in small quantities can lower blood pressure and reduce heart disease risk.

19,357 people, ages 35-65 were tracked by study leader Dr. Brian Buijsse of the German Institute of Human Nutrition and colleagues, for at least 10 years.

The study participants, part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer, had their blood pressure checked, height and weight measurements taken and they answered questions about diet, lifestyle and health.

Verbal stimuli can also lead to pain reactions in the brain

Verbal stimuli can also lead to pain reactions in the brain German researchers have found that not only do painful memories and associations put the brain on alert and verbal stimuli also lead to pain reactions in the brain.

The findings explains why a physician giving a vaccine and saying, "This will only hurt for a second," offers no solace at all, say Dr. Thomas Weiss of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and his team.

RWE and EON to build nuclear power plant at Anglesey

RWE and EON to build nuclear power plant at AngleseyGerman utility companies RWE and EON are planning to build a nuclear power station at Anglesey, in Wales, by 2020. Horizon Nuclear Power, the joint venture between the two companies, is expected to announce formally regarding the nuclear project. RWE and EON, the two of biggest energy providers in the UK, are also planning to build a second plant in Gloucestershire by 2025.

According to sources close the joint venture, 232 hectare plot at Wylfa on the north coast of Anglesey has been chosen as the front runner for the proposed nuclear plant.

Alcohol tester to detect percentage of alcohol in drinks

Alcohol tester to detect percentage of alcohol in drinksScientists have developed a device, which can detect the content of alcohol in one's drink.

The device which comes in briefcase-sized testing kit helps in measuring the alcohol percentage in the drinks.

The invention made by Unisensor Sensorsysteme, of Karlsruhe, can be owned at 3,000 pounds. It can produce results similar to powerful lab equipments, said the maker of the portable kit.

Chronic lower-back pain may have its cure in Massage

Chronic lower-back pain may have its cure in MassageResearchers in Germany have said that for those suffering from lower-back pain that doesn't go away, massage, especially with exercises and stretching, may help.

Research suggests that classic massage, Thai massage and acupressure can relieve lower back pain that has lasts longer than several weeks, Peter Sawicki, director of the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, an independent scientific institute that investigates the benefits and harms of medical interventions, said.

Specific massage aids in combating low-back pain

Specific massage aids in combating low-back painSpecific types of massage can help in fighting low-back pain, said a recent study.

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care highlighted the importance of different kind of massages, which can be handy in saving people suffering from low-back pain.

Back pain, which doesn't have a specific cause of arousal, can be curbed with help of classic massage, Thai massage and acupressure, said Professor Peter Sawicki, the Institute's Director.

Siemens reveals plans to set wind turbine plant in UK

Siemens reveals plans to set wind turbine plant in UKGerman manufacturer Siemens said today that the company is planning to build a wind turbine factory in UK. Siemens is currently looking for a number of sites on the East Coast and in the North East of Britain. Siemens if the latest foreign multinational company which showed interest in the UK offshore wind market. The total investment of Siemens is expected of £80 million. By this move, Siemens is trying to capitalize on Britain's expanding market for offshore windmills.

German Study aims to find connection between Back pain and massage

Back-PainThe German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) conducted a new study and reveals information that all forms of message cannot curtail the back pain and the same has been published on informedhealthonline. org.

Low back pain is not the matter of serious concern as it will recover on its own within few weeks and if it is not recovered on its own then few of the message therapies can be applied like; Classic massage, Thai massage and acupressure.

China overtakes Germany as world's biggest exporter

China overtakes Germany as world's biggest exporterSaying it had overtaken Germany as the world's top exporter, the World Trade Organization Friday confirmed China's pre-eminence in global markets.

The London Times Online reported on Friday that China's exports in 2009 came to $1.2 trillion last year, while Germany exported $1.12 trillion in goods and services. The United States, with exports of $1.06 trillion, was third on the list.




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