1. 06.11.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Insolvency | Building industry | Company insolvency | KfW/ZEW Start-up Panel

    Over the past year, the number of businesses filing for bankruptcy in Germany has once again shown significant increases. The Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) examined start-up numbers and insolvencies in Germany drawing on data from the ZEW Start-Up Panel. The results suggest that this phenomenon affects different sectors to a varying extent.

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  2. 04.11.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Investment Fund | Private pension provision

    This year sees the implementation of the so-called Riester pension reform ("Riester-Rente": grant-aided privately funded pension scheme in Germany). Employees who sign a contract for a private or workplace pension before the end of this year will still receive the first government grants for 2002.

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  3. 24.10.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Information Services | Innovation

    In order that they are able to hold their ground in an increasingly competitive field, service providers in the information society are increasingly investing in innovation. Process innovations, which involve introducing new or improved technologies within a company, play an essential role.

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  4. 23.10.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Information Services | Business survey

    In the third quarter of 2002 the turnover growth in the sector of IT-related service providers has decelerated again. It is currently standing at a yearly rate of 1.4 percent.

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  5. 15.10.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business survey | Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany declines significantly in October. It is now standing at 23.4 points which corresponds to a decrease of 16.1 points compared with the previous month.

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  6. 25.09.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Labour Market | Reform

    The elections are over and the green-red coalition may remain in power. However, the same problems persist, particularly an unstable job market. What needs doing and by whom?

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  7. 17.09.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business survey | Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast

    In September the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany is declining for the third consecutive month. It is now standing at 39.5 points which corresponds to a decrease of 3.9 points compared with the previous month's result.

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  8. 11.09.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Crisis management | Expert discussion | Venture capital

    Date Announced

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  9. 22.08.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    flood damages

    Economic expectations for 2003 are significantly worsened by the expected tax cuts being postponed due to the flooding catastrophe. From a political point of view, it is understandable that in the middle of an election, neither government nor opposition wish to promote unpopular cuts in public spending. But it is exactly this which would be the adequate answer to the upcoming extra costs caused by flood damage.

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  10. 20.08.2002 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Kyoto Protocol | Environmental protection | Emissions trading

    The recent floods cause many citizens to fear the consequences of global climate change. Environment and climate protection could therefore become an important election issue.

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