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berlin-wallBERLIN: Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit said on Monday he was stepping down as supervisory board chairman of Berlin's new international airport following another postponement of the opening date for the city's flagship project.

 

Wowereit, 59, a senior member of Germany's main opposition Social Democrats (SPD), has faced criticism for the repeated delays in opening the 4.3-billion euro ($5.6 billion) Willy Brandt International Airport.

 

The delays have tarnished Germany's reputation for efficiency. The delays, caused by red tape and, latterly, problems with the fire-safety system, have turned the airport and its city into the butt of nationwide jokes.

 

Center>Copyright Reuters, 2013


 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln