Jeremy Gray, Author & Journalist
Delving into the dark side of the Bundesbank
A new study examines the Nazi-era activities of Germany's central bank
and the careers of its key protagonists – surprisingly uncharted terrain.
Europe's central banks grapple with Bitcoin
Digital currencies are raising questions about the future of regulation,
official use of blockchain platforms and government-backed rivals.
Excoriated by low interest rates, German life insurers cry uncle
Germany was the ideal market for life insurance policies that doubled as
savings accounts and pensions. Then interest rates dropped, and crisis hit.
Who should create money? Swiss vote promises a revolution
Switzerland holds a referendum on "sovereign money," a reform that
aims to render banks crisis-proof and empower the central bank.
How China put Duisburg back on the trade map
Back from the dead, the former Ruhr steel hub is fast becoming the
main European stop for Chinese goods arriving on the new Silk Road.
As property booms, Berlin is a victim of its own success
Tens of thousands move to the German capital every year,
stretching a once-relaxed housing market to the breaking point.
Streamlining Europe's truck fleets to meet CO2 targets
Now that Brussels has set new emissions limits on tractor-trailers,
the Germans have stepped up their aerodynamics research.
As curtain falls on ECB bond buys, how to keep stimulus alive
The European Central Bank ends its controversial asset-purchase
program but continues to struggle with slow economic growth.
N26, a German fintech unicorn, lifts mobile banking stakes
Displaying flair for attracting capital and new customers, a Berlin financial startup is stoked for expansion in the US.
Minister proposed hands-on policy to boost German industry
Peter Altmaier suggests the government could take stakes in core German companies to prevent Chinese takeovers.
Here's a selection of articles I wrote and edited at Handelsblatt Today in 2017-2019.