Category: Economy

Although Germany is one of the most innovative countries in the world, digitization does not quite succeed.

Whether the Germany has a lot to offer in terms of digitization.

Whether the operating data for networked machines should be read or students have to learn how to use computers – Germany has a lot to offer in terms of digitization.

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Germany occupies a solid fourth place in the international innovation ranking. And that without really being outstanding in one of the areas examined. (more…)

The EU-US trade agreement TTIP will no longer come before the US presidential elections in November 2016 occur. The TTIP rapporteur of the European Parliament, SPD member Bernd Lange, talks about this with the weekly VDI nachrichten.

Demonstration in Augsburg against the planned free trade agreement TTIP: MEP Bernd Lange, Parliament's rapporteur on the TTIP agreement, does not think it possible to reach an agreement before the US presidential elections at the end of 2016.

Demonstration in Augsburg against the planned free trade agreement TTIP: MEP Bernd Lange, Parliament’s rapporteur on the TTIP agreement, does not believe that an agreement would be possible before the US presidential elections at the (more…)

The proposed EU-US TTIP agreement has considerable reservations for medium-sized companies in its current form. BVMW President Mario Ohoven sees the arbitral tribunals as a problem in particular.

Protest against the TTIP trade agreement in front of the SPD headquarters in Berlin: Mario Ohoven, President of the Federal Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, holds the Arbitration courts are dangerous. They could allow US corporations to seek compensation from Europe.

Protest against the TTIP trade agreement in front of the SPD headquarters in Berlin: Mario Ohoven, President of the Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft, sees the arbitration courts as dangerous. They could allow US corporations to seek compensation from Europe.

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In 2014, German companies exported more goods than ever before: goods valued at 1133.6 billion euros. 2015 should go even further uphill.

The container ships

The container ships “CSCL Globe” and “Cap San Antonio” at the container terminal Eurogate in Hamburg: The German export is in full swing and has skipped a new record in 2014. The main driver of growth was exports to EU countries. German companies sent goods worth 657 billion euros – an increase of 5.4 percent compared to 2013. (more…)

Vladimir Putin is enough: The Russian President has put the billion-dollar South Stream pipeline project on hold because of resistance from Bulgaria. It was supposed to bring gas past Ukraine to Europe.

The South Stream project has a volume of around 16 billion euros: a 2400 kilometer gas pipeline from Russia to Europe - through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia - was intended to finance this investment and Austria. Now it was stopped.

The South Stream project has a volume of around 16 billion euros: a 2400 kilometer gas pipeline from Russia to Europe – through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia and Austria – was intended for this investment. Now it was stopped.

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The Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich expects the German unemployment rate in Germany to increase by 10%.

Container Terminal in the Port of Hamburg: The Ifo Institute expects unemployment to rise again as a result of the labor market reforms of the Grand Coalition in the direction of 10 percent.

Container terminal in the Port of Hamburg: the Ifo Institute expects that unemployment will increase again as a result of the labor market reforms of the grand coalition towards 10 percent.

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The federal government’s decided labor market reforms would be similar to the Hartz Timo Wollmershäuser, head (more…)

Federal Minister of Economics Sigmar Gabriel has given the German arms company Rheinmetall permission to export a production line for the Fuchs armored vehicle to Algeria. 1000 copies of the Bundeswehr Allrounder should arise there. Total value: 2.7 billion euros.

The Fuchs Radpanzer consists of a welded armored tank with a crawler tunnel. As protection against ABC weapons, a ventilation system is also installed.

The Fuchs Radpanzer consists of a welded armored tank with a crawler tunnel. As protection against ABC weapons, a ventilation system is also installed.

Photo: dpa / Maurizio Gambarini

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The Chinese Antitrust Authority has raided Audi and Daimler in Shanghai to establish price-fixing agreements and force corporations to lower their prices , Chrysler has already reduced prices by as much as $ 10,000 per car.

Chinese investigators investigated business premises at Daimler Benz in Shanghai and confiscated computers. The group had already lowered prices for 10,000 spare parts by 15 percent.

Chinese investigators investigated business premises at Daimler Benz in Shanghai and confiscated computers. The group had already lowered prices for 10,000 spare parts by 15 percent.

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China’s economic policy is now (more…)

Germany benefits enormously from the world championship title at the Football World Cup in Brazil: The Bundesliga, sponsors such as Mercedes and Adidas, but also the Economics in general will benefit from the title, believe the marketing experts of the University of Hohenheim. Even the players themselves were able to increase their market value enormously.

An open Mercedes truck brought the German national team on Tuesday from Tegel airport to the Brandenburg Gate. Of course, the fourth star on the convertible was a Mercedes star. For more than 40 years, the automaker has been a partner of the national team and particularly benefits from the positive image of a title.

An open Mercedes truck brought the German national team from Tegel Airport to the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday. (more…)

For years, German companies have been selling “digital weapons” to unjust states such as Syria or Bahrain: the state trojan, internet surveillance and interception centers. Now the federal government stops trading through customs. However, what is hard-pressed in the software does not yet work with the hardware: Armaments for 650 million euros went to third-party states in the first four months of this year.

Federal Minister of Economics Sigmar Gabriel wants exports of surveillance technology in unjust states.

Federal Minister of Economics Sigmar Gabriel wants to prevent (more…)