Of approximately 100 million native speakers of German in the world, roughly 80million consider themselves Germans. There are an additional 80million people of German ancestry mainly in the United States, Brazil (mainly in the South Region of the country), Argentina, Canada, South Africa, the post-Soviet states (mainly in Russia and Kazakhstan), and France, each accounting for at least 1 million. Thus, the total number of Germans lies somewhere between 100 and more than 150 million, depending on the criteria applied (native speakers, single-ancestry ethnic Germans, partial German ancestry, etc.).
German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. Approximately 60 percent of the German wine production is situated in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where 6 of the 13 regions (Anbaugebiete) for quality wine are situated. Germany has about 102,000 hectares (252,000 acres or 1,020 square kilometers) of vineyard, which is around one tenth of the vineyard surface in Spain, France or Italy. The total wine production is usually around 9 million hectoliters annually, corresponding to 1.2 billion bottles, which places Germany as the eighth largest wine-producing country in the world.White wine accounts for almost two thirds of the total production.
As a wine country, Germany has a mixed reputation internationally, with some consumers on the export markets associating Germany with the world's most elegant and aromatically pure white wines while other see the country mainly as the source of cheap, mass-market semi-sweet wines such as Liebfraumilch. Among enthusiasts, Germany's reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, which at its best is used for aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous aromatic concentration. While primarily a white wine country, red wine production surged in the 1990s and early 2000s, primarily fuelled by domestic demand, and the proportion of the German vineyards devoted to the cultivation of dark-skinned grape varieties has now stabilized at slightly more than a third of the total surface. For the red wines, Spätburgunder, the domestic name for Pinot noir, is in the lead.
General Jewish Labour Bund in Lithuania, Poland and Russia
The General Jewish Labour Bund of Lithuania, Poland and Russia (Yiddish:אַלגעמײַנער ײדישער אַרבעטער בּונד אין ליטע פוילין און רוסלאַנד, Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln un Rusland), generally called The Bund (Yiddish:בונד, cognate to German:Bund, meaning federation or union) or the Jewish Labour Bund, was a secularJewishsocialist party in the Russian Empire, active between 1897 and 1920. Remnants of the party continued to exist abroad. A member of the Bund is called a Bundist (Bundists in the plural).
After the defeat of the 1905 Russian revolution, several members of the Russian Bund fled to Bukovina (part of Austria-Hungary), where they were received by local Jewish socialists. The Bukovina Jewish socialist members of the Social Democratic Workers Party of Austria began orienting themselves towards Bundist ideas and an informal Bundist grouping emerged. In neighbouring Galicia, the Bundist-oriented Jewish Social Democratic Party was founded in 1905. The Bukovina Bundistn ("Bundists") were sympathetic towards the Galician party, but were wary of publicly joining it as this would have resulted in a breach with the Austrian party. The Bukovina Bundistn sent a two-member observer delegation to the 1908 congress of the Galician party. In the fall of 1908 an educational association called Morgenrot, albeit officially apolitical, was founded along Bundist lines. Soon thereafter, the Bukovina Bundistn registered a formal political association named 'Bund'. After its foundation, the Bund association began campaigning for the recognition of a separate Jewish nationality in the Austrian census of 1910.
Welcome back. . On the cover of this week’s magazine, we’ve got England’s “Freedom Day”. It was supposed to be the great release from months of lockdowns. But, says Emily Hohler, it “turned out to be much the same as every other day, except worse”. ... (Gold ... And the yield on the ten-year GermanBund took a big tumble, too. (Ten-year Bund yield.
(Reuters) –. 1/TALKING TAPER. The U.S ... infections has doubled since ...Graphic ... U.S ... economic rebound ... 5/ BREAKING UP WITH BUNDS ... There is a strong link between their performance and benchmark German 10-year Bund yields. With Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and UniCredit reporting in days to come, it might be a good time to break with Bunds ... Bund vs banks ... .
Banks and businesses rely on repo markets to raise cash against collateral, often via high-quality sovereign bonds such as triple-A rated German debt. Including EU bonds in a collateral basket could help ease pressure on the supply of German Bunds, a market squeezed by massive central bank bond-buying ... Our Standards ... More from Reuters ....
The 10-year yield slipped four basis points on the week to 1.32%. The yield has risen in three of the past 15 weeks. It is tough to argue that it is a fluke ... Advertisement ... Start Trading ... DollarIndex ... Euro ... Year-to-date, the US 10-year yield has risen 40 bp, the GermanBund by 22 bp, the BritishGilt 43 bp, and the Chinese bond yield is off almost 20 bp.
Welcome back. . This week’s magazine looks at the “new space age”, in light of Richard Branson winning the “battle of the billionaires” to be first in space ... There’s a lot going on in the field, and big profits for the company that can develop an effective drug ... And the yield on the ten-year GermanBund fell further, too. (Ten-year Bund yield.
* MSCI ACWI hits previous session's record high . * Powell reiterates inflation spike will be transitory ... By HerbertLash and Carolyn Cohn ... dollar. ... German 10-year Bund yields were little changed at -0.293% after Germany sold 3.392 billion euros in a top-up of its 0.00% 10-year Bund. .
US producer prices surged in June to the largest annual gain in more than 10-1/2 years, the LabourDepartment said. A day earlier, it said consumer prices rose by the most in 13 years ...German 10-year Bund yields fell to -0.319 per cent after Germany sold 3.392 billion euros in a top-up of its 0.00 per cent 10-year Bund ... ....
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Powell said in congressional testimony that high inflation was for goods and services tied to the reopening and the U.S. economy was “still a ways off” from levels the Fed wanted to see before tapering its stimulus support ...U.S ...German 10-year Bund yields fell to -0.319% after Germany sold 3.392 billion euros in a top-up of its 0.00% 10-year Bund ... U.S.
By HerbertLash and Carolyn Cohn. NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -A gauge of global stocks prices rose on Wednesday and bond yields edged lower after U.S ... He noted that U.S ... Schneps Connects ... Subscribe. ... dollar ... economy ... German 10-year Bund yields were little changed at -0.293% after Germany sold 3.392 billion euros in a top-up of its 0.00% 10-year Bund ... [O/R].
Inflation in the world’s top economy barrelling ahead for a third straight month has doused the equity rally, just as stocks were staging a come-back after navigating last week’s bond market volatility ... An added complication was weak demand at Wednesday’s auction of 30-year Treasury bonds, which pushed 10-year yields above 1.4% ... German 10-year Bund.
LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures indicated a flat Wall Street open and world shares slipped on Wednesday after a U.S ...The U.S ... “This isn’t surprising that the market is concerned about inflation ...German 10-year Bund yields were little changed at -0.293% after Germany sold 3.392 billion euros in a top-up of its 0.00% 10-year Bund.
A look at the day ahead from Karin Strohecker. After data showing the biggest rise in U.S. consumer prices in 13 years, we get to hear what Fed chief Jay Powell says on the matter when he kicks off his two-day testimony on Capitol Hill later on Wednesday ... markets are tipped to open lower ... -Bank of Canada expected to taper read more ... German 10-year Bund.