1. 18.03.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Short-term forecast | Cyclical indicator | Business survey

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany increased to +17.7 points in March. This corresponds to a rise of +2.7 points compared with the previous month. The indicator thus signals cautious optimism for the second half of 2003.

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  2. 06.03.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Competitiveness | Innovation activity

    In the past 15 years, the proportion of graduates in employment in the German economy has increased significantly. In the future, demand for university graduates is also expected to continue to rise. Meanwhile, the number of university graduates as a whole, but particularly the number of STEM graduates, has been declining since the 1990s.

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  3. 18.02.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Short-term forecast | Cyclical indicator | Business survey

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany increased slightly by 1.0 points in February. It now stands at +15.0 points compared to +14.0 points in the previous month. Growth in Germany can thus be expected to remain slow in the second half of the year. "The situation remains unstable, we are shifting between hope and fear," says ZEW president Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Franz.

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  4. 11.02.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Natural gas | Power Industry

    Falling oil and gas prices are no longer to be expected in the short- or medium-term. This is the conclusion reached by some 150 experts from the fields of energy supply, trade and services, as well as research, who participated in the ZEW Energy Market Barometer survey, carried out by the Centre for European Economics Research (ZEW) in November and December last year. The aim of the survey was to assess the expected future development of international energy markets.

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  5. 10.02.2003 · KfW/ZEW (sel)
    Research
    KMU | Mittelstandsmonitor

    More than 99 % of businesses in Germany are considered to be small or medium-sized. These diverse enterprises ensure economic stability, facilitate structural change and promote innovation, thus making a significant contribution to growth and prosperity.

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  6. 06.02.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Corporate taxation

    The changes to corporation tax, proposed by the German government in the Tax Benefits Reduction Act (Steuervergünstigungsabbaugesetz), will result in increased tax burdens being placed on the companies affected.

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  7. 04.02.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research

    A greater use of the internet in the lending process allows to considerably cut processing times and costs. It is therefore absolutely essential for banks wishing to remain competitive in the tough business of financial lending.

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  8. 23.01.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Corporate taxation

    Referring to the fee and tax rates which the OECD published last year, the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) claims, that in comparison to the international average, the German tax burden is low. Research on corporate taxation, however, conducted by the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) does not support the government's positive assessment of German tax conditions.

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  9. 21.01.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business survey | Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany increases in January for the first time in seven months. It now stands at +14.0 points, which corresponds to a rise of 13.4 points compared with the previous month's result.

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  10. 10.01.2003 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business survey | Information Services | Information society

    In theory, lifetime working models and time savings accounts are welcomed by service providers in the information society. Nevertheless, very few companies have actually introduced this instrument designed to ensure work flexibility, despite the fact that it is said to be so popular with employees.

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