1. 13.12.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Public Research | Knowledge transfer | Technology transfer

    One in ten companies in Germany engaging in innovation uses scientific findings for the development of new products and processes. The knowledge and technology transfer between academia and businesses works far better than most people think.

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  2. 21.11.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Short-term forecast | Cyclical indicator | Business survey

    Next year investors should buy primarily European shares: In a model portfolio with shares from Europe, North America, Japan, and the Emerging Markets European values should account for 50 percent of the volume. Investors should invest 28 percent of their portfolio volume in US shares, twelve percent in Japanese securities, and 10 percent in shares of the Emerging Markets.

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  3. 14.11.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business survey | Cyclical indicator | Short-term forecast

    According to the latest findings of the ZEW Financial Market Survey in November, the economic expectations of German financial analysts have dropped to 8.7 points. This is the lowest level reached since March 1999. The early indicator is therefore continuing to show a drastic downward trend.

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  4. 07.11.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Labour Market

    The "Alliance for Jobs, Education and Competitiveness" has not only contributed to a more moderate wage policy but also to the rejection of exorbitant demands such as lowering the pension age to 60, and, indeed, to the improvement of the labour market. In his speech at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, the President of the Association of German Employers e.V. (BDA), Dr Dieter Hundt, argued, however, that instead of breaking down existing barriers to employment by further deregulation, the government was now planning laws which would introduce new restrictions in the labour market.

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  5. 25.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Innovation | Business related service providers | Employee training

    In the third quarter of 2000, growth dynamics in the business-related services sector have slightly weakened compared to the previous quarter. The seasonally adjusted annual sales growth rate fell from 5.4 per cent in the previous quarter to a current value of 4.4 per cent.

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  6. 19.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Short-term forecast | Cyclical indicator | Business survey

    Following the drop in economic expectations by 40 per cent last month, the indicator has continued its downfall in October declining by 50 per cent. The indicator has thus fallen from 40.8 points in September to currently 20.4 points. This indicates that the German economy is expected to lose momentum.

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  7. 17.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Business related service providers

    The number of start-ups in the business-related services sector has increased by about twelve per cent as compared to the previous year. The same goes for East Germany (including Berlin), where the number of new businesses has increased considerably by six per cent. The economic sector thus clearly contrasts with the overall development throughout Germany.

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  8. 11.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    James J. Heckman | ZEW
  9. 04.10.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research
    Unappropriated earnings | Optional inclusion | Stock option

    In accordance with the US-American Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US-GAAP), employers are not required to state personnel expenditure in full in the balance sheet when remunerating employees with share options. This signifies that the reported net income for the year is higher than is actually the case.

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  10. 27.09.2000 · ZEW (sel)
    Research

    The outcome of the US presidential election will have a greater effect on the US stock market than on the US bond market. This is the result of a study conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, among 400 financial experts in September 2000. At least 40 per cent of the survey participants expect the elections to also have an impact on the German stock market – depending on the outcome.

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