Latest Press Releases

  1. Firm Foundations // 18.05.2006

    Technology and Knowledge-Intensive Start-Ups in Germany: Number of New Businesses Increasing - No Turnaround in Advanced Technology Sector

    In 2004, the number of start-ups in the technology and knowledge-intensive branches in Germany grew by five per cent compared to the previous year.
  2. ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment // 16.05.2006

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Expectations Drop Significantly

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell by -12.7 points in May. However, compared with +62.7 points in April, the indicator's current level of +50.0 points is still well above its historical…
  3. Research // 19.04.2006

    Service Providers of the Information Society – Companies Bank on External Advice and Outsourcing to Tackle IT Security Issues

    Malware (malicious software) originating from the internet such as viruses, worms and Trojans disturb a company’s data storage and the correct functioning of the IT systems. A large majority of service…
  4. Research // 18.04.2006

    EU Comparison Reveals Peak Load for Germany

    Germany burdens its corporations' profits as highly as no other country in the European Union, except for Spain. The tax-specific disadvantage to Germany as a business location has increased in the past years:…
  5. Research // 18.04.2006

    IT-Related Service Providers - Positive Employment Effects Despite Dampened Business Development

    The ZEW-IDI, sentiment indicator for the economic sector of IT-related service providers, has receded in the first quarter 2006 by 7.4 points to now 63.3 points. Its high level nevertheless expresses optimism,…
  6. Research // 12.04.2006

    Contrasting Trends Concerning Mergers and Acqusitions in the EU and the USA

    The number of mergers and acquisitions carried out by acquiring firms from the European Union in the last twelve months reached a new peak at more than 20,000 transactions. The number of transactions thus even…
  7. Research // 11.04.2006

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Expectations Almost Unchanged

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell by -0.7 points in April. However, compared with +63.4 points in March, the indicator's current level of 62.7 points is still well above its historical…
  8. ZEW Annual Report // 29.03.2006

    ZEW Annual Report 2005 Published

    In spite of the difficult national and international environment, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, was able to continue its success story. According to the newly published Annual…
  9. Research // 14.03.2006

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - Small Correction of Expectations

    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany dropped by -6.4 points in March. Compared with +69.8 points in February, the indicator's current level of +63.4 points is far above its historical average of…

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