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January 11, 2010 – Comments (18)

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a good thing when you are from Düsseldorf.

(you might want to look up some vocabulary here.)

Air Berlin.

http://www.airberlin.com/

http://ir.airberlin.com/?LANG=eng

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Berlin and http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Berlin

recent company presentation (pdf)

the Düsseldorf connection.

takeover of LTU (1,2) in 2007.

 



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#701) On August 10, 2009 at 10:08 PM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: AB1.DE - 5.20 (3.68 EUR) - outperform

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Air Berlin is one of my largest positions. I bought shares at 4.50 EUR in July 2008.

more "Düsseldorf stocks" in the following ...

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#1) On January 12, 2010 at 12:26 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Qiagen (QGEN).

http://www.qiagen.com/

http://www.qiagen.com/about/InvestorRelation/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiagen and http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiagen

 

Qiagen in U.S. trading.



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Qiagen in German trading.



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#2) On January 12, 2010 at 12:42 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Qiagen is one of my largest positions. I bought shares at 12.69 EUR in April 2007.

the Düsseldorf connection.

QIAGEN was founded 1984 as a spin-off at the University of Düsseldorf. Its headquarter is about 10 miles from the Rheinturm (see arrow, hehe).



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#3) On January 12, 2010 at 12:52 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

I think I will add quite a few more of those "Düsseldorf stocks", I might even construct an index and keep track of it here. I think it will be alright.

But first some more or less unrelated Düsseldorf info.

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Kraftwerk.

Kraftwerk ("power plant" or "power station", German pronunciation: [ˈkʁaftvɛɐk]) is a pioneering and a highly influential electronic music band from Düsseldorf, Germany. The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation. The group's simplified lyrics are at times sung through a vocoder or generated by computer-speech software. Kraftwerk were one of the founders of the genre of electronic music. In the early to late 1970s and the early 1980s, Kraftwerk's distinctive sound was revolutionary, and it has had a lasting effect across many genres of modern popular music, such as hip-hop.

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Das Model.

 

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#4) On January 12, 2010 at 12:59 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Die Toten Hosen.

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Die Toten Hosen is a German punk band from Düsseldorf. They have enjoyed decades-long mass appeal in Germany.

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In 1988, Die Toten Hosen released the LP Ein kleines bisschen Horrorschau ("A little bit of horrorshow" ("horrorshow" is Nadsat for "ok", coming from the Russian word хорошо (khorosho)) referring to the phrase in "A Clockwork Orange"), which featured the song "Hier kommt Alex" (referring to the movie A Clockwork Orange based on the book by Anthony Burgess); ...

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Hier kommt Alex.

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#5) On January 12, 2010 at 1:03 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Heinrich Heine.

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Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a journalist, essayist, literary critic, and one of the most significant German romantic poets. He is remembered chiefly for selections of his lyric poetry, many of which were set to music in the form of lieder (art songs) by German composers, most notably by Robert Schumann. Other composers who have set Heine's works to music include Friedrich Silcher, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Edward MacDowell, and Richard Wagner; and in the 20th century Hans Werner Henze, Carl Orff, Lord Berners, Paul Lincke and Yehezkel Braun.

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Heine was born in Düsseldorf, Rhineland, today North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which was then occupied by France (becoming part of Prussia in 1815), into a family of Jewish background. He was called "Harry" as a child, but after his baptism in 1825 he became "Heinrich".

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#6) On January 12, 2010 at 1:13 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Schloß Benrath.

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#7) On January 12, 2010 at 1:29 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

ThyssenKrupp.



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Henkel.



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Aixtron (AIXG).



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#8) On January 12, 2010 at 1:43 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Bayer.



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Lanxess.



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Vodafone.



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#9) On January 12, 2010 at 2:13 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

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#149) On March 10, 2009 at 3:36 PM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: QGEN - 16.09 - outperform
#285) On March 22, 2009 at 8:06 PM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: HEN3.F - 26.03 (19.12 EUR) - outperform
#375) On March 27, 2009 at 1:03 PM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: LXS.DE - 17.60 (13.25 EUR) - outperform
#462) On April 23, 2009 at 4:18 AM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: AIXG - 7.05 (5.41 EUR) - outperform
#649) On August 01, 2009 at 10:43 PM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: AIXG - end outperform - 16.58 - new rating: market perform
#700) On August 10, 2009 at 9:58 PM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: BAY.DE - 62.65 (44.30 EUR) - outperform
#701) On August 10, 2009 at 10:08 PM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: AB1.DE - 5.20 (3.68 EUR) - outperform
#818) On October 06, 2009 at 1:25 AM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: AIXG - end market perform - 27.45 - new rating: outperform
#939) On January 12, 2010 at 1:57 AM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: VOD.L - 2.239 (138.92 p) - outperform
#940) On January 12, 2010 at 2:06 AM, portefeuille (99.98) wrote: TKA.DE - 39.82 (27.46 EUR) - outperform

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#10) On January 12, 2010 at 2:29 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

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Mannesmann AG was a German corporation with headquarters in Düsseldorf. The company was founded in 1890 originally to produce seamless steel tubes. It was traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. (Ticker symbol is MMN.) The company had approximatively 31,000 employees and revenues (1999) of 23.27 billion Euros.

Over time, Mannesmann purchased a lot of companies to become a diversified conglomerate. Amongst its subsidiaries was Hartmann und Braun, which has since been sold off to Elsag-Bailey which was subsequently purchased by ABB

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Mannesmann was acquired by Vodafone Group Plc. in 2000. This was a controversial takeover as never before in Germany had a large company been acquired by a foreign owner. This was a hostile takeover but the merger was backed in a private deal between Mannesmann management and Vodafone.

Under the terms of the deal Mannesmann sought assurances from Vodafone that the Mannesmann brand and name would be kept under the new owners. This was agreed and the deal was announced. However not long after this, Vodafone went back on the deal and rebranded.

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Mannesmann-Hochhaus (1,2,3).

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#11) On January 12, 2010 at 2:41 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Thyssen-Haus (1,2).

 

 

 

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#12) On January 12, 2010 at 5:02 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Wim Wenders.

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Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders (born 14 August 1945) is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer and producer.

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Wenders was born in Düsseldorf. He graduated from high school in Oberhausen in the Ruhr area. He then studied medicine (1963–64) and philosophy (1964–65) in Freiburg and Düsseldorf. However, he dropped out of university studies and moved to Paris in October 1966 to become a painter. Wenders failed his entry test at France's national film school IDHEC (now La Fémis), and instead became an engraver in the studio of Johnny Friedlander, an American artist, in Montparnasse. During this time, Wenders became fascinated with cinema, and saw up to five movies a day at the local movie theater.

Set on making his obsession also his life's work, Wenders returned to Germany in 1967 to work in the Düsseldorf office of United Artists. That fall, he entered the "Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München" (University of Television and Film Munich). Between 1967 and 1970 while at the "HFF", Wenders also worked as a film critic for FilmKritik, then the Munich daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, Twen magazine, and Der Spiegel.

Wenders began his career with the rise of the New German Cinema at the end of the 1960s, making his feature directorial debut with Summer in the City (1970). Awards that he has received include the Golden Lion for The State of Things at the Venice Film Festival (1982), the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for his movie Paris, Texas, ...

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#13) On January 12, 2010 at 5:15 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

E.ON (1,2).



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RWE (1,2).



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#14) On January 12, 2010 at 5:27 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

Metro (1,2).



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Aldi.



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#15) On January 12, 2010 at 6:43 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

interactive 360° panorama

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#16) On January 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM, FreeMortal (29.29) wrote:

The last time I was in Düsseldorf, it looked like this.

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#17) On January 12, 2010 at 11:07 PM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

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#18) On May 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM, portefeuille (99.61) wrote:

continued here.

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