1. 14.04.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Information Services | Business survey | Cyclical indicator

    The ZEW-IDI value is 55.4 points in the first quarter of 2004. This sentiment indicator for the German IT-related service providers was introduced at the end of last year. In the fourth quarter of 2003 the ZEW-IDI had reached a value of 58.4 points.

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  2. 30.03.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Skills shortage | Engineers | youth culture

    More than 80 per cent of companies expect Germany to suffer from a significant shortage of engineers in the coming five to ten years. This is the result of a cross-sectoral survey among 330 businesses conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in collaboration with VDI Nachrichten (VDI News).

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  3. 23.03.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Export | euro exchange rate | strength of the euro | corporate profit

    The strong euro, in the past weeks sporadically worth up to USD 1.30, has a negative effect on the profit situation of German export-oriented companies.

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  4. 17.03.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business survey | E-commerce | Information Services

    By introducing e-commerce, German companies pursue in particular two aims. On the one hand, they aim at contributing to a positive corporate image. On the other hand, they do not want to lack in comparison to other competitors providing e-commerce services.

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  5. 16.03.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Short-term forecast | Cyclical indicator | Business survey

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany dropped significantly in March. The indicator now stands at +57.6 points compared with +69.9 points in February.

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  6. 19.02.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Nuclear Energy | Energy source | Power Industry | energy mix

    The planned exit from nuclear energy and the need to renew Germany’s power plants, will lead to a significant change in the energy mix in Germany's electricity production. Gas in particular will benefit from this development.

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  7. 17.02.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business survey | Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany decreases slightly in February. The indicator now stands at +69.9 points compared with +72.9 points in January.

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  8. 16.02.2004 · ZEW u.a. (sel)
    Research
    Technology transfer | KMU | Mittelstandsmonitor

    Creditreform, IfM Bonn, KfW Bankengruppe, RWI and ZEW published their annual report on economic and structure issues of small and medium-sized enterprises. It shows that SMEs have more optimism for the new year.

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  9. 04.02.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Power Industry | Energy Prices | Nuclear Energy

    Consumers will have to budget for rising oil, gas and electricity prices. This is the finding of the Energy Market Barometer carried out by the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).

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  10. 28.01.2004 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    discussion about location | Research expenditure | innovation capacity | innovation offensive | elite university

    Germany is at the risk of losing its status as an international location for research and innovation. For several years, Germany has been unable to keep pace with international dynamics of expanding innovation. Political parties are therefore currently debating a long overdue innovation campaign aimed at boosting Germany’s position as a location for industry. Such a campaign will inevitably see public spending increase into the billions.

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